bull neck

noun

Definition of bull neck

: a thick short powerful neck

Other Words from bull neck

bullnecked \ ˈbu̇l-​ˈnekt How to pronounce bull neck (audio) also  ˈbəl-​ \ adjective

Examples of bull neck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These historical injuries, combined with Crean’s big belly and bull neck, suggested vigor and capability. Colin Barrett, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 In that case, the uncompromising presentation of the man’s asymmetrical, wrinkled face and his bull neck reflect Etruscan influence as well as Greek. Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 Goliath, with his massive shoulders and bull neck, could easily be taken for a gorilla at first glance. National Geographic, 17 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of bull neck

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Bull neck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20neck. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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bull neck

noun

Medical Definition of bull neck

: a thick short powerful neck

Other Words from bull neck

bullnecked \ ˈbu̇l-​ˈnekt How to pronounce bull neck (audio) \ adjective

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