noun \ˈnāp, ˈnap\

: the back of the neck

Full Definition of NAPE

:  the back of the neck

Examples of NAPE

  1. Her hair was tied back at the nape of her neck.

Origin of NAPE

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with NAPE


noun \ˈnāp also ˈnap\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAPE

: the back of the neck


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