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  1. a thin hollow neck, low in front of the shoulder, as of a horse or other animal.
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Origin of ewe-neck

First recorded in 1695–1705
Related formsewe-necked, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ewe-neck

Historical Examples

  • Conformation in a saddle horse calls for a nice head, and a long, flexible, and crested neck—never a ewe-neck.

    Riding and Driving for Women

    Belle Beach

British Dictionary definitions for ewe-neck


  1. a condition in horses in which the neck is straight and sagging rather than arched
  2. a horse or other animal with this condition
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Derived Formsewe-necked, adjective
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