[ paks-waks ]
/ ˈpæksˌwæks /
noun British Dialect.
the neck ligament; nuchal ligament.
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Origin of paxwax
1400–50; late Middle English, alteration of Middle English fax wax literally, hair growth (compare Old English feax hair, weaxan to grow; see wax2); compare German Haarwachs sinew, literally, hair growth
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Paxwax, paks′waks, n. the strong tendon in the neck of animals.
British Dictionary definitions for paxwax
/ (ˈpæksˌwæks) /
dialect a strong ligament in the neck of many mammals, which supports the head
Word Origin for paxwax
C15: changed from C14 fax wax, probably from Old English feax hair of the head, wax growth
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