Definition of turtleneck
1 : a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters
2 : a garment (such as a sweater) with a turtleneck
turtleneckedplay \-ˌnekt\ adjective
Examples of turtleneck in a Sentence
She wore a turtleneck under her jacket.
Recent Examples of turtleneck from the Web
Miyake protege Yusuke Takahashi is introducing a new turtleneck, similar to Jobs', but with a thinner silhouette and higher shoulders, Bloomberg reported.
Miyake protege Yusuke Takahashi is introducing a new turtleneck, similar to Jobs’, but with a thinner silhouette and higher shoulders, Bloomberg reported.
In that youthful photo, Garcia wears a turtleneck sweater printed with flowers and hearts and a big white bow atop her head.
Jacket, turtleneck, and trousers by Ellery, at ellery.com.
Top, $695, turtleneck, $295, pants, $850, boots, $1,295, Calvin Klein.
For women there were sheer nylon off the shoulder tops with matching trousers, or body hugging cropped tops with a turtleneck that zipped over the face, leaving only the eyes exposed, that was paired with matching leggings.
Tradition, of course, can be a selling point for those seeking a special experience, and some clubs still draw the line at tailored trousers and turtlenecks.
My least favorite trend is flare jeans, and my favorite is a turtleneck.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'turtleneck'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of turtleneck
TURTLENECK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of turtleneck for Students
1 : a high turned-over collar
2 : a garment having a high turned-over collar
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up turtleneck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).