In architectural usage, the deep groove which separates the necking of the column from the upper drum of the shaft beneath.
As with columns, the joints at base and necking are bedded in sheet lead.
Bell: That part of the capital of a column which is between the necking below and the abacus above.
He was interrupted in 'necking' bullets, for they were cast in a mold and left a little protuberance where the run left off.
The reel and bead pattern running along the lower border of the necking represents the lotus stalks.
So necking the two to my other two hosses I started for Wyoming, ninety miles away.
necking of Ionic column, copied from the columns of the east portico of the Erechtheion.
To anybody driving past it would merely suggest a necking party, or a drunk sleeping off his load before continuing home.
The mouldings of the shaft are carefully stopped below the necking, and above the base.
The depth of the architrave on its under side should answer to the necking at the top of the column.
Old English hnecca "neck, nape, back of the neck" (a fairly rare word) from Proto-Germanic *khnekkon "the nape of the neck" (cf. Old Frisian hnekka, Middle Dutch necke, Dutch nek, Old Norse hnakkr, Old High German hnach, German Nacken "neck"), with no certain cognates outside Germanic, though Klein's sources suggest PIE *knok- "high point, ridge" (cf. Old Irish cnocc, Welsh cnwch, Old Breton cnoch "hill").
The more usual Old English words were hals (the general Germanic word, cf. Gothic, Old Norse, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German hals), cognate with Latin collum (see collar (n.)); and swira, probably also from a PIE root meaning "column" (cf. Sanskrit svaru- "post").
Transferred senses attested from c.1400. Phrase neck of the woods (American English) is attested from 1780 in the sense of "narrow stretch of woods;" 1839 with meaning "settlement in a wooded region." To stick one's neck out "take a risk" is first recorded 1919, American English. Horses running neck and neck is attested from 1799.
"to kiss, embrace, caress," 1825 (implied in necking) in northern England dialect, from neck (n.). Cf. Middle English halsen "to embrace or caress affectionately, to fondle sexually," from hals (n.) "neck." Earlier, neck as a verb meant "to kill by a strike on the neck" (mid-15c.). Related: Necked.
The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders or trunk.
A narrow or constricted part of a structure, as of a bone or an organ, that joins its parts; a cervix.
The part of a tooth between the crown and the root.
Very passionate kissing, fondling, etc, stopping short of the sex act proper (1940s+)
The pleasures and procedures of those who engage in kissing, embracing, and caressing: pupils resort to necking/ It was the closest we ever got to necking (1825+)
used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Rom. 16:4) is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's necks (Deut. 28:48; Isa. 10:27; Jer. 27:2). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection (Josh. 10:24; 2 Sam. 22:41).