Definition of Bull neck

1. Noun. A thick short powerful neck.

Generic synonyms: Cervix, Neck



Medical Definition of Bull neck

1. A heavy thick neck caused by hypertrophied muscles or enlarged cervical lymph nodes. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bull Neck

bull-whip
bull ant
bull ants
bull bar
bull bars
bull bay
bull brier
bull dust
bull dykes
bull fiddle
bull horn
bull market
bull markets
bull mastiff
bull neck (current term)
bull nettle
bull nose
bull pine
bull ring
bull rope
bull ropes
bull session
bull sessions
bull shark
bull sharks
bull snake
bull terrier
bull terriers
bull thistle

Literary usage of Bull neck

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"Same as bull-jub, qv BULL-NECK. " To tumble a bull-neck," to place the hands under the thighs, and the head on the ground between the feet, and tumble over, ..."

2. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1854)
"These are to be hurled into the sides of the bull's neck, to worry him. ... As it is, the blood which stains the charger's sides comes from the bull's neck, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"A kind of porridge. North. BULL-KNOB. Same as butt-jub, qv BULL-NECK. " To tumble a bull-neck," to place the hands under the ..."

4. Afloat and Ashore on the Mediterranean by Lee Meriwether (1892)
"... but as he wheels by he leans far out of the saddle and with a sharp strong stroke plants the barbed javelin deep in the bull's neck. ..."

5. A Handbook for Travellers in Portugal: With a Travelling Map by John Murray, John Murray (Firm) (1856)
"It is sometimes not until 6 or 8 farpas are lodged in the bull's neck that his courage or strength fails. ..."

6. The Clinical Journal (1898)
"The glands in the neck are infiltrated, and the inflammation may spread to the cellular tissue, producing the so-called " bull neck. ..."

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