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
To kiss and caress amorously.
To strangle or decapitate (a fowl).
So close that the lead between competitors is virtually indeterminable.
Deeply involved or occupied fully: I’m up to my neck in paperwork.
[Middle English nekke, from Old English hnecca.]
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having no neck; appearing to have no neck
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|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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