from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slender curved object or part, such as the flexible shaft of a type of desk lamp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anything with a slender curved shape, resembling the neck of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps.
- n. The swivel connection on a sailboat located near the bottom of the mast that the boom attaches to. When a sailboat performs a tack or a jibe the gooseneck swings the boom from one side of the boat to the other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical: A sort of iron hook fitted to the inner end of a yard or boom, for temporary attachment to a clamp of iron or an eye-bolt, A davit.
- n. In machinery, a pipe shaped like the letter S; a flexible coupling.
- n. A nozle with a universal joint used on a fire-engine stand-pipe
- n. In lumbering: A wooden bar used to couple two logging-trucks. Also called rooster.
- n. The point of draft on a logging-sled: it consists of a curved iron hook bolted to the roll. Also called draw-hook
- n. A curved iron hook driven into the bottom of a slide to check the speed of descending logs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
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