[ ring-nek ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌnɛk /


a ring-necked animal.

Nearby words

  1. ringleader,
  2. ringlet,
  3. ringlight,
  4. ringling,
  5. ringmaster,
  6. ringneck snake,
  7. rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
  8. ringsail,
  9. ringside,
  10. ringside seat

Origin of ringneck

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; ring1 + neck

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Examples from the Web for ringneck

  • The birds that breed at liberty in the United States are mostly of the Ringneck type.

    Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
  • The next bird is one of our well-known cage pets—the beautiful Ringneck—the Mallee Parrot.

    An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach
  • The principal English variety at the present time is a Ringneck produced from the mixture.

    Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson