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or bullnecked

[boo l-nekt] /ˈbʊlˌnɛkt/
having a short, thick neck.
Origin of bull-necked
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bull-necked
Historical Examples
  • Old Dismukes, the bull-necked colonel of the Arkansans, lounged on a camp-cot.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • A burly, bull-necked fellow in the car was attacked with an epileptic fit.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • The other and last player was a huge, bull-necked man whom Neale had seen before.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • "This is it," he whispered to the bull-necked fellow just behind him.

  • A bull-necked, dark-browed, choleric looking man addressed me.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Undeniably the creature is a bit thick in the girth and, what is worse, bull-necked.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • His hair was thick and black; he was bull-necked and large-eared.

    The Coming of Cuculain Standish O'Grady
  • They halted in front of the bull-necked German, who eyed them as though he'd never seen a couple of white men in his life before.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • bull-necked Uchungu followed suit with a box of Remington cartridges.

  • Savello was a middle-sized, stout man, with a great round belly and a fat red face, double-chinned and bull-necked.

    The Making of a Saint William Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for bull-necked


having a short thick neck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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