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necklace (n.)

"flexible ornament worn round the neck," 1580s, from neck (n.) + lace (n.) in the sense of "cord, string." As the name of a South African form of lynching, from 1985. Related: Necklaced.

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Definitions of necklace from WordNet

necklace (n.)
jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women);
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