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necking

[ nek-ing ]

noun

  1. Informal. kissing, caressing, and other sexual activity between partners that does not involve stimulation of the genitals or sexual intercourse.
  2. Architecture.
    1. a molding or group of moldings between the projecting part of a capital of a column and the shaft.


necking

/ ˈnɛkɪŋ /

noun

  1. informal.
    the activity of kissing and embracing passionately
  2. Also calledgorgerin architect one or more mouldings at the top of a column between the shaft and the capital


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Word History and Origins

Origin of necking1

First recorded in 1795–1805; neck + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

If that means necking in the back of a Cadillac with an old high-school flame—so be it.

Then they moved into sex stuff by the trees, a girl with three guys, two guys necking together.

In architectural usage, the deep groove which separates the necking of the column from the upper drum of the shaft beneath.

The mouldings of the shaft are carefully stopped below the necking, and above the base.

He reined up before the seemingly deserted camp, his horse flung back upon its haunches, white foam necking its quivering flanks.

The depth of the architrave on its under side should answer to the necking at the top of the column.

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