Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A high, tubular, often rolled-down collar that fits closely about the neck.
  • n. A garment, such as a sweater, that has this type of collar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A high, close-fitting collar, turned back on itself and covering all or most of the neck, on a sweater or similar garment.
  • n. A turtleneck sweater.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar

Etymologies

From turtle + neck. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thought by the Apple faithful to be a symbol of Jobs 'commitment to minimalist functionality, Scientists have established that the turtleneck is in fact a parasitical creature feeding off its host, and in return channeling its brainwaves through Mr Jobs, a symbiotic relationship now thought to have been responsible for the creation of the iPod.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The way the cables run up to meet the ribs of the turtleneck is pretty cool.

    2005 July 28 « Compulsive Knitter

  • The Joy of Tech has created an hilarious Steve Jobs dressup Flash app -- why should Steve be forced to do yet another MacWorld keynote in turtleneck and jeans?

    - Boing Boing

  • I am in turtleneck, sweatshirt, leggings and track pants.

    Weather

  • Her turtleneck was the next to go, followed by her sports bra.

    Nevermore

  • I can hear cool music and can see into the house, where it looks like a real live party, the kind kids on TV go to, and there are cobwebs and dangling spiders and tons of kids wearing scary stuff, or silly stuff, or in the case of Mark Tompkins, just a fedora-type hat and a black turtleneck, which is just totally lame.

    Milo

  • But even such a non-clothes horse knows that you don't call a turtleneck a polo-neck and a tanktop a vest when you are writing in the point of view of an American character.

    Reading, Writing, Cooking and Crafting: Undies in a bunch vs. Knickers in a twist

  • Jay's was alright, but the turtleneck was a bit much, I think; Mila's out there color-blocking again (boring!); Maya's was inoffensive ...

    Portland Mercury

  • To dress it down, a turtleneck is a good choice. "

    Edmonton Sun

  • Dressed in a turtleneck and an elongated sports coat, Pastor Mac wears a lapel mike and addresses a group of some one hundred potential new members who have gathered in the sanctuary.

    American Grace

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