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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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 The mod décor on the Fish Face side, like light fixtures hanging from ropes, bright-yellow gooseneck barn lights and giant squid murals, gets a little lost in the big building. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Fish Face in Carmichael goes big, falls slightly short with expanded poke concept," 20 Oct. 2017 The tentacles were created from dollar-store foam pool noodles, sewn into a cape veined with gooseneck microphone cords. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Costuming part of Vista designer's character," 24 Aug. 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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