noun Date: 1897 1. a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters 2. a garment (as a sweater) with a turtleneck • turtlenecked adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • turtleneck — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a high, round, close fitting neck on a knitted garment. 2) N. Amer. a high, close fitting, turned over collar on a sweater …   English terms dictionary

  • turtleneck — [tʉrt′ l nek΄] n. ☆ 1. a high, snugly fitting, turndown collar on a pullover sweater, shirt, etc. ☆ 2. a sweater, shirt, etc. with such a collar …   English World dictionary

  • turtleneck — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)t(ə)lnek[/t]] turtlenecks 1) N COUNT A turtleneck or turtleneck sweater is a sweater with a short round collar that fits closely around your neck. [BRIT] (in AM, use mock turtleneck) 2) N COUNT A turtleneck or turtleneck sweater is a… …   English dictionary

  • turtleneck — noun a) A high, close fitting collar, turned back on itself and covering all or most of the neck, on a sweater or similar garment. b) A turtleneck sweater. Syn: polo neck, turtleneck collar, polo neck sweater, turtleneck sweater …   Wiktionary

  • turtleneck — UK [ˈtɜː(r)t(ə)lˌnek] / US [ˈtɜrt(ə)lˌnek] noun [countable] Word forms turtleneck : singular turtleneck plural turtlenecks 1) a) British a high collar on a sweater that fits closely around the neck b) a sweater with a turtleneck 2) American a… …   English dictionary

  • turtleneck — noun Turtleneck is used before these nouns: ↑jumper, ↑sweater …   Collocations dictionary

  • turtleneck — tur|tle|neck [ tɜrtl,nek ] noun count AMERICAN a high neck that folds over on a SWEATER a. a SWEATER with a turtleneck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turtleneck — n. high close fitting collar that can be turned down; sweater with a turtleneck collar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turtleneck — noun (C) AmE a type of sweater with a high, close fitting band that folds down as a collar; polo neck BrE: wearing a tweed skirt and a turtleneck sweater turtlenecked adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • turtleneck — noun a sweater or jersey with a high close fitting collar • Syn: ↑turtle, ↑polo neck • Hypernyms: ↑sweater, ↑jumper, ↑jersey, ↑T shirt, ↑tee shirt • …   Useful english dictionary

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