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gooseneck (plural goosenecks)

  1. Anything with a slender curved shape, resembling the neck of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps.
  2. (nautical) The swivel connection on a sailboat located near the bottom of the mast that the boom attaches to. When a sailboat performs a tack or a jibe the gooseneck swings the boom from one side of the boat to the other.

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