From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

necklace \neck"lace\ (?; 48), n.
   1. A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain,
      worn around the neck as an ornament.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Naut.) A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold
      hanging blocks for jibs and stays.
      [1913 Webster]
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