An article of jewelry/jewellery that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
(figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
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verb (necklac, ing)
(South African) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's neck, and set on fire.
May 29 2003: The Star:
:Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
:Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced, and their houses have been destroyed
2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
:The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle?.