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neck

 (nĕk)

n.

1. Anatomy

a. The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders or trunk.

b. A narrow or constricted area of a bodily structure, as of a bone, that joins its parts; a cervix.

c. The part of a tooth between the crown and root.

2. The part of a garment around or near the neck.

3. A relatively narrow elongation, projection, or connecting part: a neck of land; the neck of a flask.

4. Music The narrow part along which the strings of an instrument extend to the pegs.

6. Geology Solidified lava filling the vent of an extinct volcano.

7. The siphon of a bivalve mollusk, such as a clam.

8. A narrow margin: won by a neck.

v. necked, neck·ing, necks

v.intr. Informal

To kiss and caress amorously.

v.tr.

To strangle or decapitate (a fowl).

Idioms:

neck and neck

So close that the lead between competitors is virtually indeterminable.

up to (one’s) neck

Deeply involved or occupied fully: I’m up to my neck in paperwork.


[Middle English nekke, from Old English hnecca.]


neck′less adj.

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neckless

(ˈnɛkləs)

adj

having no neck; appearing to have no neck

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Adj. 1. neckless – lacking or apparently lacking a neck

necked – having a neck or having a neck especially as specified (often used in combination)

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