gooseneck

noun, often attributive
goose·​neck | \ ˈgüs-ˌnek \

Definition of gooseneck

1 : something (such as a flexible jointed metal pipe) curved like the neck of a goose or U-shaped
2 : a truck trailer (as for transporting livestock) with a projecting front end designed to attach to the bed of a pickup truck

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Other Words from gooseneck

goosenecked \ ˈgüs-​ˌnekt \ adjective

Examples of gooseneck in a Sentence

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The experience of a simple meal of oysters, clams, scallops and gooseneck barnacles comes very close to sampling the sea in its purest form. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Spanish Food and Wine Region Comes Alive Again," 6 Dec. 2018 Cut a hole in back of acorn squash (trace gooseneck onto acorn; cut hole slightly larger so neck fits in). Draw facial features with highlighter and etch away skin with linoleum cutter. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 For most filter methods, a kettle with a gooseneck spout is essential. New York Times, "Grinding Out the Details of a Good Cup of Coffee," 30 Apr. 2018 Additional standard equipment ranges from a spray-in bedliner to a gooseneck-hitch mount in the bed to a conventional Class IV receiver out back. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel," 14 Feb. 2018 Additional standard equipment ranges from a spray-in bedliner to a gooseneck-hitch mount in the bed to a conventional Class IV receiver out back. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel," 14 Feb. 2018 Additional standard equipment ranges from a spray-in bedliner to a gooseneck-hitch mount in the bed to a conventional Class IV receiver out back. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel," 14 Feb. 2018 Additional standard equipment ranges from a spray-in bedliner to a gooseneck-hitch mount in the bed to a conventional Class IV receiver out back. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel," 14 Feb. 2018 Sleek brass gooseneck lamps replaced my clunky swing-arm versions. Sara Bliss, WSJ, "How Digital Wizardry Lets Shoppers ‘Install’ Furniture Before Buying," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of gooseneck

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gooseneck was in 1688

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gooseneck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gooseneck

: a flexible metal pipe

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