ewe-neck

[ yoo-nek ]
/ ˈyuˌnɛk /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ewe-neck

ewe-necked, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ewe-neck

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

British Dictionary definitions for ewe-neck

ewe-neck

noun

a condition in horses in which the neck is straight and sagging rather than arched
a horse or other animal with this condition

Derived forms of ewe-neck

ewe-necked, adjective
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