noun, often attributive
goose·​neck | \ ˈgüs-ˌnek How to pronounce gooseneck (audio) \

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

Other Words from gooseneck

goosenecked \ ˈgüs-​ˌnekt How to pronounce gooseneck (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gooseneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A week after, Feinga had put him in that gooseneck hold. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Nov. 2021 With a clip that can be attached to your desk and a gooseneck, this light is easy to incorporate into your remote work setup. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Attached to the larger rocks were large colonies of blue mussels and white gooseneck barnacles, commingled higher up from the sand, waiting for much higher tides to come in. oregonlive, 17 July 2021 To increase the Ram 3500's maximum gooseneck towing to 37,100 pounds (2000 more than before), the rear portion of the truck's heavy-duty frame has been enhanced and the fifth-wheel hitch has been redesigned in-house by Ram Engineering. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 1 Dec. 2020 Westman was seduced by everything from a rare vintage Hermès scarf to a pair of Loetz gooseneck art nouveau desk lamps to a $95,000 gold, platinum, and diamond David Webb necklace—because isn’t every rug in your house a potential red carpet? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 10 May 2021 Heavy-duty pickups can also come with what’s known as a gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitch., 2 Apr. 2021 Sure, any old pot can get the job done, but a proper kettle, like a gooseneck spouted pour-over kettle from Kinto will ensure that the temperature is just right. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 17 Mar. 2021 Super Duty trucks can tow up to 24,200 pounds, but reach 37,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitch. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 8 Mar. 2021

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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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29 Nov 2021

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“Gooseneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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: a flexible metal pipe

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