Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

turtleneck

play
noun tur·tle·neck \-ˌnek\

Simple Definition of turtleneck

  • : a high collar that covers most of your neck even when the collar is folded over itself; also : a knit shirt or sweater with this kind of collar

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of turtleneck

  1. 1 :  a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters

  2. 2 :  a garment (as a sweater) with a turtleneck

turtlenecked play \-ˌnekt\ adjective

Examples of turtleneck in a sentence

  1. She wore a turtleneck under her jacket.



1897

First Known Use of turtleneck

1897


TURTLENECK Defined for Kids

turtleneck

play
noun tur·tle·neck \ˈtər-təl-ˌnek\

Definition of turtleneck for Students

  1. 1 :  a high turned-over collar

  2. 2 :  a garment having a high turned-over collar




Learn More about turtleneck


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up turtleneck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce disapprove soothe perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ