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crew neck


Simple Definition of crew neck

  • : a plain, round neck on a T-shirt, sweater, etc.

  • : a sweater with a crew neck

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crew neck

  1. 1 :  a round collarless neckline

  2. 2 usually crewneck play \ˈkrü-ˌnek\ :  a sweater with a crew neck

Origin and Etymology of crew neck

from the sweaters with this neckline worn by oarsmen

First Known Use: 1939

Rhymes with crew neck

Atrek, Aztec, Baalbek, bed check, bedeck, Birkbeck, Bishkek, blank check, boatneck, breakneck, bull neck, cowl-neck, cromlech, crookneck, cross-check, ewe-neck, exec, fact-check, flight deck, flyspeck, forecheck, foredeck, gooseneck, gut check, haček, hatcheck, henpeck, high tech, hook check, in check, Kazbek, kopeck, limbeck, longneck, low-tech, Mixtec, on deck, OPEC, parsec, paycheck, pinchbeck, poop deck, rain check, rebec, ringneck, roll-neck, roughneck, samekh, shipwreck, spell-check, spot-check, Steinbeck, sundeck, tape deck, tenrec, Toltec, Uzbek, V-neck, vo-tech, Waldeck, Warbeck, well deck, wryneck, xebec

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to conspire or plot

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