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

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

Examples of gooseneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The adjustable clamps can fit a variety of iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and other smartphone models, while the flexible gooseneck is great for easy, 360-degree positioning. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 3 Nov. 2020 This gooseneck kettle from Cosori has many of the same temperature control features as our other favorites with a little bit of a different design. Popular Science, "The best electric kettles for a great brew," 8 Oct. 2020 New cargo bed zoom view and bed hitch guidance are available, which align and hook up a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailer. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GMC's 2021 Sierra pickup to have new technology, price adjustment," 15 Sep. 2020 The gooseneck swivels 360 degrees and a pull-down sprayer adds convenience. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Grab Everything for Your DIY Remodel at Wayfair's Huge Home Renovation Sale," 21 Aug. 2020 Our sources say for any kind of pour-over method (pour-over, French press, Chemex), a gooseneck kettle is what separates the serious from the dabbling. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "30 must-have kitchen accessories for coffee lovers," 6 Aug. 2020 Maximum conventional towing capacity for Tremor F-250 models is 15,000 pounds, and 18,700 pounds for gooseneck trailering. Tim Spell, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Ford F-250: Off-Road Tremor addresses growing demand," 10 Apr. 2020 Grab your gooseneck kettle, fill the mesh reusable filter with grounds, pour to your taste, and go catch that train. Popular Science, "Essentials for the best pour-over coffee," 6 Feb. 2020 Not only does the Bonavita look sleek and elegant on your countertop, but its gooseneck spout is amazing for brewing drip coffee, according to reviews. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of gooseneck

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gooseneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gooseneck

: a flexible metal pipe

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