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nek

noun
  1. (capital when part of name) Southern African a mountain passLundeans Nek
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Historical Examples

  • It was in an attempt of this kind that the disaster at Nicholson's Nek was incurred.

    Story of the War in South Africa

    Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.

  • At noon we came in contact with the scouts of the enemy who were holding the Nek.

  • We moved out from the Nek through Krondaal and camped at Sterkstrom.

  • Yet we had to get through the Nek and get to the plateau before I could allow any rest.

  • Two ridges met here, and formed what was named at once the "Nek."

    Australia in Arms

    Phillip F.E. Schuler


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