Car"ca*net (?), n. [Dim. fr. F. carcan the iron collar or chain of a criminal, a chain of preciousstones, LL. carcannum, fr. Armor. kerchen bosom, neck, kechen collar, fr. kelch circle; or Icel. kverk troat, OHG, querca throat.]

A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar.

[Also written carkenet and carcant.]

Shak.

 

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