Meaning of cravat

cra•vat

Pronunciation: (kru-vat'), [key]
— n.
  1. necktie (defs. 1, 2).
  2. a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men esp. in the 17th century.
  3. a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a fracture or wound.
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