verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- bottled gas,
- bottled in bond,
- bottled water,
- bottlenose dolphin,
Origin of bottleneck
Examples from the Web for bottleneck
When U.S. output started to soar more recently, the bottleneck came early.
Also, because Jobs insists on being involved in all products that Apple ships, he ends up becoming a bottleneck.
The seven-year-long bottleneck in Cuba has finally been eased.
We have already reached the point where shipping is no longer the bottleneck in the return of troops from the European theater.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman
This enables it to do its intended job without acting as a bottleneck in jobs requiring the power of the front end.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.
- a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up
- the hold up
- the broken-off neck of a bottle placed over a finger and used to produce a buzzing effect in a style of guitar-playing originally part of the American blues tradition
- the style of guitar playing using a bottleneck
also bttle-neck, "narrow entrance, spot where traffic becomes congested," 1896; from bottle (n.) + neck (n.). Meaning "anything which obstructs a flow" is from 1922; the verb in this sense is from 1928.
The point at which an industry or economic system has to slow its growth because one or more of its components cannot keep up with demand.