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ewe-neck

[ yoo-nek ]

noun

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


ewe-neck

noun

  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 Forms

  • ˈewe-ˌnecked, adjective
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Other Words From

  • ewe-necked adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ewe-neck1

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Example Sentences

He could have thrown both arms around her ewe neck and hugged her.

The beast did not swing around, but his ewe neck straightened and his entire body stiffened to a peculiar rigidity.

I don't know whether you ever had a collar over your darned ewe-neck or not.

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

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