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Definition of necked

: having a neck especially of a specified kind often used in combinationlong-necked

Examples of necked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the first front-runners was Brachiosaurus, a long-necked herbivore known from a paltry collection of bones uncovered in western Colorado in 1900. Riley Black, Scientific American, "Why the World’s Biggest Dinosaurs Keep Getting Cut Down to Size," 13 Oct. 2020 The virus also was found in yellow-necked field mice in and around the zoo. Mark Johnson, USA TODAY, "For years, rubella was thought to have no viral relatives. Now, researchers have discovered two.," 8 Oct. 2020 Jeong had a riot with the clue packages, leading to his pièce de résistance — yammering on about Giraffe's clues so long that the long-necked contestant went to lie down on the stage and McCarthy put on her travel pillow and took a nap. Rachel Yang,, "The Masked Singer recap: Giraffe ousted and revealed as former teen heartthrob," 8 Oct. 2020 The virus also was found in yellow-necked field mice in and around the zoo. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For years, rubella was thought to have no viral relatives. Now, UW and German researchers have discovered two.," 7 Oct. 2020 The bride chose a sleek, square-necked dress from Emilia Wickstead—a British brand popular among her fellow royals, including Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle—for her big day. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Flora Alexandra Ogilvy Marries in a Surprise Wedding at the Chapel Royal," 1 Oct. 2020 Swift, small, carnivorous dinosaurs lived alongside huge long-necked herbivores, and pterosaurs were the first vertebrates capable of flying through the air. Riley Black, National Geographic, "How the world's deadliest mass extinction actually helped the rise of dinosaurs," 11 Sep. 2020 By way of comparison, Morrison Formation has yielded hundreds of fossils belonging to Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, and Brontosaurus—all of them similarly large, long-necked herbivores that existed at the same time as Brachiosaurus. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Pair of Horses Helped Excavate a Hulking Brachiosaurus Fossil in Utah," 20 Feb. 2020 American robins, eastern bluebirds, wild turkeys and ring-necked pheasants rely on sumac fruit as a winter or early spring food. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, "Sumacs are known for fall color, but there is more to the show," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of necked

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Necked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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: having a neck of a specified kind

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