Definition of turtleneck in English:

turtleneck

Syllabification: tur·tle·neck
Pronunciation: /ˈtərtlˌnek
 
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noun

North American
  • 1A high, close-fitting, turned-over collar on a garment, typically a shirt or sweater: [as modifier]: a turtleneck sweater
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    • He is sure this is about Buffy and he nearly fell off the desk when Riley pulled a gold ring out of the zippered pocket of the turtleneck sweater he wore.
    • He was wearing a black, skin-tight turtleneck tee with a cream colored scarf wrapped around his neck.
    • I changed into a pair of black jeans and a white turtleneck tee shirt.
  • 1.1A shirt or sweater with a high, close-fitting, turned-over collar.
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    • But in reality, knitwear is so much more than that - it includes a wide array of pullovers, turtlenecks and cardigans, among other items.
    • Cardigans, turtlenecks, sweatshirts with hoods and tapered shirts with snap-on collars also appear in the collection.
    • Classical pieces like v necked sweaters and turtlenecks are timeless.

Derivatives

turtlenecked

adjective
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  • The nightclub owner and his turtlenecked thugs pose a danger.
  • The consistently amazing quality of the band is their ability to color experimental music and noise with more candor and emotional sophistication than most turtlenecked troubadours.
  • The Mayan usually caters to these turtlenecked poseurs who don't care about quality so much as they care about seeing something 'important'.

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