swan-neck

noun
variants: or less commonly swan's neck \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of swan-neck

1 : something (such as a piece of pipe or railing) having a gooseneck or an ogee curve: such as
b : a bend in a handrail of a stair consisting of a ramp terminating in a knee
c : one of the S-shaped cornices of a scroll pediment
2 usually swanneck : swanflower

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swan-necked \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ adjective

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“Swan-neck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swan-neck. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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