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  • adj. Having a short and thick neck, like that of a bull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a short, thick and muscular neck like that of a bull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a neck like that of a bull.

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

  • adj. having a thick short powerful neck


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  • Fortunately India had another screen-ready leading man in MS Dhoni, whose bull-necked match-winning innings chimed perfectly with the ambience.

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  • There is a block-shaped, bull-necked void at its heart, an absence of that sense that all is as it should be in a Sky Sports world where everything is top, top, top, top, top.

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  • He was heavy - jawed, bull-necked, and the short, straight hair of the head seemed to her frightened eyes the stiff bristles on a hog's back.

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  • He comes of our common stock, is as bull-necked as I ever dared be, and as wild a fanatic the one way as you are the other.


  • I looked over the edge of the roof to the road in front of the hotel and was startled to see three bull-necked white men with the manner, wardrobe, sunglasses, and gum-chewing demeanor of American undercover cops.


  • Several perched on the posts, watching the woods, and one of them—a scarred bull-necked tom—lay a dead mouse on my boot when I stopped to undo the lock and chain.

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  • Despite the difference in rank, Jake and the sergeant had formed a strong friendship, probably because Jake had been the only man to put the bull-necked Tatro on his back when the men tried a little bare-knuckle boxing.

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  • He is bull-necked and barrel-chested, bald and foul-mouthed, the owner of a bejewelled Rolex and the hundreds of millions – perhaps billions – that go with it.

    An economy kept afloat by mafia cash is not just the stuff of Le Carré thrillers

  • The bull-necked young man in the Sunday suit did not know that either; he only knew that Anny had been taken away and that one had to go on distributing pamphlets and scribbling on walls; and that Rubashov, who was a comrade from the Central Committee of the Party, was to be trusted like a father; but that one must not show this feeling nor betray any weakness.


  • A moment later, they reappeared, and behind them towered a huge, bull-necked negro, with alert little eyes, and an oddly humorous face.

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