Definitions

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

  • n. A defect in a horse or dog in which the neck is thin and has a concave arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin hollow neck: used of horses.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He dropped the rein, drew forth Tickletoby, and, as the enfranchised Dolphin, good easy horse, stretched out his ewe-neck to the herbage, struck off his head at a single blow.

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers

  • But the Colonel said that he must go, and he was cast in due form and replaced by a washy, bay beast as ugly as a mule, with a ewe-neck, rat-tail, and cow-hocks.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • But the Colonel said that he must go, and he was cast in due form and replaced by a washy, bay beast, as ugly as a mule, with a ewe-neck, rat-tail, and cow-hocks.

    Indian Tales

  • In fact she was a thorough hunter; no beauty certainly, with her ewe-neck, drooping tail, and white face and stocking; but she had an eye at once gentle and wild as that of a savage angel, if my reader will condescend to dream for a moment of such an anomaly; while her hind quarters were power itself, and her foreleg was flung right out from the shoulder with a gesture not of work but of delight; the step itself being entirely one of work, -- long in proportion to its height.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

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