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Steenkirk \Steen"kirk`\ (st[=e]n"k[~e]rk`), Steinkirk \Stein"kirk`\ (st[imac]n"-), n. [So called from the battle of Steinkirk, in 1692, on which occasion the French nobles had no time to arrange their lace neckcloths.] A kind of neckcloth worn in a loose and disorderly fashion.

Usage examples of "steenkirk".

Some of the members loudly complained of partiality to foreign generals, and particularly reflected upon the insolence of count Solmes, and his misconduct at Steenkirk.