- a high, close-fitting collar, often rolled or turned down, appearing especially on pullover sweaters.
- a sweater with such a collar.
Origin of turtleneck
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Related Wordsturtleneck, bodice, pullover, blouse, tunic, jersey, shell, T-shirt, slipover, middy, chemise, polo, bodysuit, sark
Examples from the Web for turtleneck
A turtleneck gray sweater—it was herringbone tweed—and a cap.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History
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The high-cheekboned actor wears a leather jacket and turtleneck and slicks back his hair in Out of the Furnace.Willem Dafoe Cuts Like a Blade
December 8, 2013
Goofy has shed his passé pants and turtleneck for a sleek military jacket and combat boots by Balmain.Disney Characters Are Slimmed Down For Barneys and Harrods Holiday Campaigns
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November 6, 2012
And there is no woman or man alive who could fill that man's turtleneck.Time to Short Apple Stock?
May 31, 2010
- a round high close-fitting neck on a sweater or the sweater itself
- (as modifier)a turtleneck sweater
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