bolo tie

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bolo tie
bolo tie secured with a turquoise and sterling silver clasp

bolo tie

also bola tie
A necktie consisting of a piece of cord fastened with an ornamental bar or clasp.

[Alteration of bola + tie.]
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bo′lo tie`

a necktie of thin cord fastened in front with an ornamental clasp or other device.
[1960–65; bolo, appar. alter. of bola, after the tie's resemblance to the bola used by gauchos]
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Noun1.bolo tie - a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
necktie, tie - neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
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