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Meaning of handkerchief

hand•ker•chief

Pronunciation: (hang'kur-chif, -chēf"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small piece of linen, silk, or other fabric, usually square, and used esp. for wiping one's nose, eyes, face, etc., or for decorative purposes.
  2. a neckerchief or kerchief.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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