Pronunciation: (kru-vat'), [key]
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. Med.a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a fracture or wound.
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