nape

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noun \ˈnāp, ˈnap\

Definition of nape

  1. :  the back of the neck

Examples of nape in a Sentence

  1. Her hair was tied back at the nape of her neck.

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Origin and Etymology of nape

Middle English


NAPE Defined for English Language Learners

nape

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noun

Definition of nape for English Language Learners

  • : the back of the neck


NAPE Defined for Kids

nape

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noun \ˈnāp\

Definition of nape for Students

  1. :  the back of the neck


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈnāp also ˈnap\

Medical Definition of nape

  1. :  the back of the neck



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