• (firearms) The small part of a gun between the chase and the swell of the muzzle.
  • The part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals.
  • The tapered part of a bottle toward the opening.
  • A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
  • (architecture) The gorgerin of a capital.
  • The part of a shirt, dress etc., which fits a person's neck.
  • (music) The extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted
  • The constriction between the root and crown of a tooth.
  • The corresponding part in some other anatomical contexts.
  • (botany) The slender tubelike extension atop an archegonium, through which the sperm swim to reach the egg.
  • (engineering) A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it.

    "a neck forming the journal of a shaft"


  • To drink rapidly.
  • (US) To make love; to snog; to intently kiss or cuddle.

    "Alan and Betty were necking in the back of a car when Betty's dad caught them."

  • To hang by the neck; strangle; kill, eliminate
  • To decrease in diameter.

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