Definition of necking in English:

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necking

Pronunciation: /ˈnekiNG/

noun

Architecture A short, plain, concave section between the capital and the shaft of a classical Doric or Tuscan column.
Example sentences
  • A more elaborate Doric capital of white marble, with flutes on the necking, is stored west of the building, to the west of the marble throne in room A.
  • This capital cannot be associated with the plain marble drum because of its size and the flutes on the necking.
  • I rolled my eyes; Margie could hardly be over fifteen, but I signed her photo anyway, and left it on a coffee table for her to pick it up, after her necking time with Harry was over.

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Syllabification: neck·ing

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