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goose +‎ neck


gooseneck (plural goosenecks)

  1. (often attributive) Anything with a slender curved shape, resembling the neck of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps.
    • 1961, James S. Holton, Sound Language Teaching: The State of the Art Today (page 77)
      The gooseneck microphone. Mounted to the desk or to the side wall of the booth, the gooseneck offers a limited degree of flexibility for height and depth adjustment of the microphone.
  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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