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[boo l-nek] /ˈbʊlˌnɛk/
the leather made from the hide of the neck of a bull.
the name applied to various ducks, including the ring-necked duck, the ruddy duck, and the canvasback.
Origin of bullneck
bull1 + neck Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Physically, he was a big man with a bull neck and black, piercing eyes.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Fordak rubbed one side of his bull neck with a calloused palm.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • He's lying there still, with one of her little feet on his bull neck.

    Between Friends Robert W. Chambers
  • The third officer's big face moved slowly on his bull neck and his eyes met mine.

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson
  • The king frowned slightly but said nothing, and then Adam Scott of Tushielaw had to thrust his bull neck into the noose.

  • His enormous shoulders, his bull neck, contrasted with Fanfar's delicate form.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • His cowl had half fallen back, and made a strange excrescence on either side of his bull neck.

    The Technique of Fiction Writing Robert Saunders Dowst
  • He strode on, breathing hard, his black head and bull neck forward, like a man winning a walking race.

  • He was short and heavy, with enormous shoulders and a bull neck, on which was placed a great round head like a summer squash.

    Courts and Criminals Arthur Train
  • bull neck looked round disgustedly at the jury as if to say: "What ignorance!"

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train
bull neck in Medicine

bull neck n.
A heavy, thick neck caused by hypertrophied muscles or enlarged cervical lymph nodes.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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