ewe-neck


ewe-neck

ewe-neck [yoo-nek] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a thin hollow neck, low in front of the shoulder, as of a horse or other animal.

Origin of ewe-neck First recorded in 1695–1705 Related formsewe-necked, adjective Examples from the Web for ewe-neck Historical Examples of ewe-neck

  • Conformation in a saddle horse calls for a nice head, and a long, flexible, and crested neck—never a ewe-neck.

    Riding and Driving for Women

    Belle Beach

  • British Dictionary definitions for ewe-neck ewe-neck noun

    1. a condition in horses in which the neck is straight and sagging rather than arched
    2. a horse or other animal with this condition

    Derived Formsewe-necked, adjective

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