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The Collaborative International Dictionary

ascot \ascot\ n. [from the fashionable clothjing worn at the Ascot races.] a cravat with wide square ends, tied so that the ends are laid flat; the ends are often secured with an ornamental pin; -- called cravat in Britain.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

village near Windsor, Berkshire; site of fashionable race-meeting. Used attributively for clothes suitable for the event; especially a type of tie (1908). The town name is literally "eastern cottage."


n. ascot tie


n. a cravat with wide square ends; secured with an ornamental pin


Ascot or Ascott may refer to:

Ascot (1904 automobile)

The 1904 Ascot was an English automobile manufactured for one year only; its 3½ hp engine was equipped with a "patented method for mechanically controlling valves, doing away with useless pinions and calves.

It had no connection with the 1928 Ascot car maker.

Ascot (1928 automobile)

The Ascot was an English automobile, the brainchild of Cyril Pullin (who also produced Ascot-Pullin motorcycles at the same time), that was manufactured between 1928 and 1930 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The factory had previously been used by Phoenix. The car was based largely on the Hungarian Fejes, with chassis and 10 hp engine assembled from welded steel pressings. The lack of castings was intended to keep the price low, at approximately 125 pounds, but due to lack of finance it never went into production.

A larger car, the Ascot Gold Cup Six with a 2423 cc six cylinder engine possibly made by Continental, 3 speed gearbox and servo brakes did become a reality and a few production cars were made. It was advertised as being available as a two seat sports, coupé or fabric saloon.

It had no connection with the 1904 Ascot car.

Ascot (1914 automobile)

The Ascot was made by Societe Buchet, Levallois-Perret, Seine, from 1914 to 1915. It was an Anglo-French product, the chassis being built for Hollingdrake Automobile Co. of Stockport, who fitted their own bodies, mainly being two-seaters and coupes. The engine was a 10 hp side-valve with the gearbox in unit with it. It was to sell for 195 pounds.

Category:Defunct motor vehicle manufacturers of France

Ascot (finance)

An ASCOT, or Asset Swapped Convertible Option Transaction, is an option on a convertible bond used to separate the cash flows of the underlying bond from the equity option embedded in the convert. Buyers of ASCOTs include fixed income portfolio managers and other investors that want exposure to the rate and credit risks of the convert issuer; cashflows from the convert would be passed through to these buyers. Sellers of ASCOTs typically include trading desks that want to retain exposure to the potentially lucrative equity optionality.

Ascot (Ballarat)

Ascot is a rural district in Victoria, Australia, 10 km west of Creswick in the City of Ballarat. At the , Ascot had a population of 219.

A post office named "Ascot" opened on 11 October 1858 and closed in 1969.

Ascot (Bendigo)

Ascot is a northern suburb of Bendigo, in the City of Greater Bendigo in the Australian state of Victoria. At the , Ascot had a population of 1,343. It was surveyed in 1874 and proclaimed a town in 1875. It is separated from the town of Epsom by the Bendigo - Echuca railway line.

Usage examples of "ascot".

Jane watched as he directed Ascot along the path that skirted the wood, riding the magnificent beast with incredible ease.

Who was Rossmere to ride Ascot with such careless ease when Richard had met his death on the huge brute?

Jane turned her head from the sight of Rossmere on Ascot and willed away the irrational resentment.

Another of them objecting to Ascot, he thought with a touch of annoyance.

When he was given his head, Ascot surged into a gallop that had its usual effect of filling Rossmere with total abandon.

In a village the size of Lockley, there would be gossip if he failed to reappear and claim Ascot within a very short period of time.

He remembered Richard telling him he had always wanted to race Ascot, had in fact given him that name because of his plan.

As he walked away, he decided not to bring Ascot to the enclosure until just before the race.

His decision to lead Ascot around the long way to the racetrack only avoided the crowd for a short while.

As they encountered more and more people hurrying past, Ascot began to prance with nervousness.

Matters were not proceeding well, Rossmere decided when he had managed to bring Ascot into the enclosure.

But there were horses all around the enclosure, and Ascot continued to exhibit his displeasure.

Rossmere rode as he did every day when he gave Ascot his head, hunched slightly forward with heels at the ready.

As they gained ground on the field, the viscount kept Ascot well to the outside of the other horses, an obvious attempt to avoid any untoward incidents.

When Ascot came up on the outside of the field, the last horse drifted over into his path, his rider waving his whip wildly in the air and yelling heartily.