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Neck \Neck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Necked; p. pr. & vb. n. Necking.] (Mech.) To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft.


Necked \Necked\, a.

  1. Having (such) a neck; -- chiefly used in composition; as, stiff-necked.

  2. (Naut.) Cracked; -- said of a treenail.

  1. 1 (context in combination English) Having some specific type of neck 2 (context nautical archaic of a treenail English) crack. v

  2. (en-past of: neck)


adj. having a neck or having a neck especially as specified (often used in combination) [ant: neckless]

Usage examples of "necked".

The night was filled with the croaking of frogs, the cleek, cleek, cleek of the black necked stilt, the zi-zi, zi-zi of cicadas, the choc, choc of the crow blackbirds, and the many other night songs of various wild creatures.

We passed a long necked gerenuk, a kind of antelope, on its hind legs, stripping an acacia bush.

When she hoisted up on tiptoe to reach into the engine compartment, he leaned forward and plucked the long necked rachet from her hand.

The final passenger boarded immediately behind the other woman and was a young woman, perhaps eighteen or nineteen, wearing a stylish traveling suit in a cranberry-colored wool trimmed with military-styled soutache with an ecru silk, high necked blouse peeking out from the neckline of the suit jacket.

There was no need to ask if he knew how to sort by cartridge size, by whether the case was necked and how much, by the type of bullet seated in the case, by the headstamp on the base of the cartridge, and whether it was rimmed or rimless.

On Mardi Gras day, he and Marie Louise dressed as pirates, went down to the French Quarter, drank beer, snuggled and necked on a bench in Jackson Square.

Many were weedy, with light bones and high haunches, rather thin, necked and far too gaunt to bear any resemblance to the sturdily conformed, rugged, firm, fleshed beasts that had been the pride of Ruatha Hold.

Riding stallions as thick necked and muscular as wolves, the foreriders held spears of black steel couched in horn casings that hung from the saddles along with their stirrups.

She had a hot date with Uncle Ward (date of birth March 8, 1913, to Helens October 29, 1937) and necked with him in her room.

She remembered how she—wearing her low necked silk dress stained with wine, a red bow in her untidy hair, wearied, weak, half tipsy, having seen her visitors off, sat down during an interval in the dancing by the piano beside the bony pianiste with the blotchy face, who played the accompaniments to the violin, and began complaining of her hard fate.

So with a necked case and a heavy powder charge, a jacketed bullet may become a necessity.

A place where alligators, long- necked turtles, and space shuttles may be found.