Henley meaning

hĕnlē
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The definition of a henley is a crew neck knit shirt with a banded collar and a multi-button placket that extends from the neck to the middle of the chest, or a city in England on the River Thames.

A cotton shirt with a banded collar and a placket is an example of a henley.

The site of the oldest rowing regatta in Europe is an example of Henley.

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A collarless knit shirt with long or short sleeves and buttons extending partway down the front.
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A town of south-central England west of London, noted for its annual rowing regatta (established 1839).
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A knit shirt, top, etc. typically having a crew neck with a band collar, and a buttoned placket.
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City in SE England, on the Thames: site of an annual rowing regatta.
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A type of knit shirt with a front placket but no collar.
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Origin of henley

  • After Henley where such shirts were traditionally worn by crews rowing in the annual regatta held there

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the town of Henley in England, where the rowers wore shirts of this type

    From Wiktionary