turtleneck

noun tur·tle·neck \ -ˌnek \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of turtleneck

1 : a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters
2 : a garment (such as a sweater) with a turtleneck

turtlenecked

play \-ˌnekt\ adjective

Examples of turtleneck in a Sentence

  1. She wore a turtleneck under her jacket.

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First Known Use of turtleneck

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TURTLENECK Defined for English Language Learners

turtleneck

Definition of turtleneck for English Language Learners

  • : a high collar that covers most of your neck even when the collar is folded over itself; also : a knit shirt or sweater with this kind of collar


TURTLENECK Defined for Kids

turtleneck

noun tur·tle·neck \ ˈtər-tᵊl-ˌnek \

Definition of turtleneck for Students

1 : a high turned-over collar
2 : a garment having a high turned-over collar


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