neck·​ing | \ ˈne-kiŋ How to pronounce necking (audio) \

Definition of necking

1 : a narrow molding near the top of a column or pilaster
2 : the act or practice of kissing and caressing amorously

Examples of necking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities closed all eastbound lanes until 11 a.m. due to rubber-necking, Fox News reported. Claudia Harmata,, "51 Injured in Massive 69-Car Pile-Up Caused by Heavy Fog and Icy Roads on Virginia Interstate," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of necking

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Necking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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