wryneck

noun
wry·​neck | \ˈrī-ˌnek \

Definition of wryneck 

1 : either of two Old World woodpeckers (Jynx torquilla or J. ruficollis) that differ from the typical woodpeckers in having soft tail feathers and a peculiar manner of writhing the neck

First Known Use of wryneck

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wryneck

noun
wry·​neck | \ˈrī-ˌnek \

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