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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A team of four horses controlled by one driver.
  • n. A vehicle drawn by four horses.
  • n. A necktie tied in a slipknot with long ends left hanging one in front of the other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A carriage drawn by four horses controlled by one driver; a coach-and-four.
  • n. A slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other; a simple necktie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other.
  • n. a coach pulled by four horses with one driver.
  • adj. Consisting of four horses controlled by one person; ; drawn by four horses driven by one person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vehicle drawn by four horses driven by one person.
  • n. A team of four horses attached to a single vehicle, or matched for the purpose of being driven in this way.
  • Drawn by four horses driven by one person: as, a four-in-hand coach.
  • Having to do with a four-in-hand: as, a good four-in-hand driver.
  • n. A long scarf or necktie. One of the ends (which are broader than the center which surrounds the neck) is wound over the other, passed up between the neck and the tie, and then brought down in front through the loop thus formed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other
  • n. a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

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