turtleneck

[tur-tl-nek]

noun

a high, close-fitting collar, often rolled or turned down, appearing especially on pullover sweaters.
a sweater with such a collar.

Origin of turtleneck

First recorded in 1905–10; turtle1 + neck
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turtleneck

noun

  1. a round high close-fitting neck on a sweater or the sweater itself
  2. (as modifier)a turtleneck sweater
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