shoulder knot

shoulder knot

n.
1. Either of two detachable braided cords worn on each shoulder of the full-dress uniform of a commissioned officer.
2. An ornamental knot of ribbon or lace formerly worn on the shoulder.

shoul′der knot`


n.
1. a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries.
2. a military ornament of braided cord worn on the shoulders on ceremonial occasions.
[1670–80]
References in classic literature ?
At the moment when he was coolly retying his shoulder knots, with his nose in the air, he saw the shadow approaching him with slow steps, so slow that he had ample time to observe that this shadow wore a cloak and a hat.
Knot Tying Procedure: The free ends of suture were tied with a three and half-hitch knot (Fisherman knot) and advanced down the cannula with the Shoulder Knot Pusher.
In 1872, the shoulder knot replaced the epaulette on the full dress uniform, and those prescribed for judge advocates had the letters "JA" in Old English characters embroidered on them.
Caption: Shoulder knot on left worn by Bureau of Military Justice colonel or JAGD colonel (1872-1890); shoulder knot on right worn by JAGD colonel from 1890 to 1903.
While Army officers today wear their branch insignia on the lapels of their service uniforms, in the 19th century they wore this insignia (along with their insignia of rank) on their "epaulettes" and "shoulder knots." What follows is a brief history of epaulettes and shoulder knots for judge advocates in the 19th century.
Subsequently, the castle appeared on the shoulder knot, on the saddle cloth, as a collar device, and on the buttons.
I caught nothing, nada -- no angle shades or silver Ys which was disappointing, and certainly no Blair's shoulder knot, a superb grey moth with beautiful black streaking, rather than a stress-related problem for the PM.
The Blair's shoulder knot is a fascinating little creature that has spread rapidly north from the Isle of Wight since the 1950s, and I was hoping to draw one in, as they fly in October and November.
It was not until 1872 that Army JAs were first authorized to wear special uniforms with distinctive insignia, and that the letters "JA" in old English letters were embroidered on each shoulder knot. (8) The term "shoulder knot" describes insignia consisting of gold wire or rope that is twisted in a series of loops.
53 provided that the following insignia for officers in the Judge Advocate General's Department (JAGD) (a "Department" had been created in 1884 and remained so until becoming a Corps in 1947) was to be worn on shoulder knots:
During the ceremony, 27 A grade students, graduates of higher military educational institutions received shoulder knots from the President of Kazakhstan the Supreme Commander.
New-style badges and emblems were introduced and shoulder knots disappeared.