or bull·necked

[boo l-nekt]


having a short, thick neck.

Origin of bull-necked

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for bull-necked

Historical Examples of bull-necked

  • 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.


    Charles Godfrey Leland

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

  • "This is it," he whispered to the bull-necked fellow just behind him.

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


    Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for bull-necked



having a short thick neck
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