gooseneck
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1688 1. something (as a flexible jointed metal pipe) curved like the neck of a goose or U-shaped 2. a truck trailer (as for transporting livestock) with a projecting front end designed to attach to the bed of a pickup truck • goosenecked adjective

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  • gooseneck — [go͞os′nek΄] n. any of various mechanical devices shaped like a goose s neck, as an iron joint for pipes or a flexible rod for supporting a desk lamp …   English World dictionary

  • Gooseneck — The gooseneck is the swivel connection on a sailboat by which the boom attaches to the mast. The boom moves from side to side and up and down by swiveling on the gooseneck.The gooseneck may be a two axis swivel as pictured. Having an integrated… …   Wikipedia

  • gooseneck — noun a) Anything with a slender curved shape, resembling the neck of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps. b) The swivel connection on a sailboat located near the bottom of the mast that the boom attaches to. When a sailboat performs a tack… …   Wiktionary

  • gooseneck — goosenecked, adj. /goohs nek /, n. 1. a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, often of flexible construction, as in the shaft of a gooseneck lamp. 2. Naut. a curved piece at the foot of a boom, attached to a mast by a vertical pivot and… …   Universalium

  • gooseneck —    The part of a winding valley resembling in plan the curved neck of a goose. Normally found as part of an entrenched meander [1] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • gooseneck — noun a support or pipe curved like a goose s neck …   English new terms dictionary

  • gooseneck — goose•neck [[t]ˈgusˌnɛk[/t]] n. cv fur a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, as a section of pipe or a long, flexible metal shaft on a desk lamp • Etymology: 1680–90 goose′necked , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • gooseneck — /ˈgusnɛk/ (say goohsnek) noun something curved like the neck of a goose, as an iron hook for attaching a boom to a mast, or a flexible stand for a desk lamp …   Australian English dictionary

  • gooseneck — noun something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose) • Hypernyms: ↑curve, ↑curved shape …   Useful english dictionary

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