ewe-neck
noun Date: 1820 a thin neck with a concave arch occurring as a defect in dogs and horses • ewe-necked adjective

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  • ewe-neck — nek n a thin neck with a concave arch occurring as a defect in dogs and horses ewe necked nekt adj …   Medical dictionary

  • ewe-neck — [yo͞o′nek΄] n. a thin, badly arched neck sometimes occurring in horses and dogs ewe necked adj …   English World dictionary

  • ewe-neck — ewe necked, adj. /yooh nek /, n. a thin hollow neck, low in front of the shoulder, as of a horse or other animal. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • ewe neck — noun a horse s neck of which the upper outline curves inwards instead of outwards. Derivatives ewe necked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • ewe-neck — [[t]ˈyuˌnɛk[/t]] n. vet dch a thin concave neck, held low, considered a defect in horses and dogs • Etymology: 1695–1705 ewe′ necked , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • ewe neck — /ˈju nɛk/ (say yooh nek) noun a defective feature of a horse or dog in which the neck is thin and has a concave arch. –ewe necked, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • ewe-neck — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a thin sheeplike neck having an insufficient, faulty, or concave arch and occurring as a defect in certain dogs and horses • ewe necked ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • ewe neck — n. a horse s neck of which the upper outline curves downward instead of upward Derivatives: ewe necked adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • ewe-necked — adjective see ewe neck * * * eweˈ necked adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ewe * * * ewe necked «YOO NEHKT», adjective. having a ewe neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • ewe-necked — adjective see ewe neck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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