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

Thesaurus

bottleneck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bottleneck

  1. a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement <a bottleneck inevitably forms at the start of a construction zone when the highway narrows from three to two lanes> Synonyms backup, jam, jam-up, logjam, snarl, tailback [British], tie-upRelated Words tangle; gridlock, lock; congestion, traffic; crawl, delay, slowdown, stoppage





Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!