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Definition of the noun necking

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noun - plural: neckings

  1. the molding at the top of a column
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of necking: gorgerin
    • more generic words: molding / moulding = a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
  2. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)


"Necking" is a short film, directed by Lindsay Lindenbaum.


"Necking" is a book by Chris Salvatore.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2008-08-05


"Necking" is a musical EP of Fleece.

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Google previewFundamentals of Hydrogen Embrittlement (2016)

by Michihiko Nagumo

Internal necking is a localized breakdown of stability causing strain localization. The treatment of the problem by Thomason regarded the void coalescence as a discontinuous transition in material response from incompressible to dilatational ...

Google previewPapers Read at the Royal Institute of British Architects (1861)

the necking is a plain torus, and the abacus is ornamented with scales and foliage. This is merely mentioned as evincing a connected idea and appropriate ...

Google previewTherapeutic Exercise (2012)

Foundations and Techniques by Carolyn Kisner, Lynn Allen Colby

Necking is the region in which there is considerable weakening of the tissue, and less force is needed for deformation. Total failure quickly follows even under small loads. Types of Stress There are three kinds of stress that cause strain to ...

Google previewSuburban Life (1910)

The necking is the molding below the capital, and, in Tuscan and Doric columns, the distance from here to the top of the capital should be not more than one-half the larger diameter of the column. This is just where the stock column errs, ...

Google previewDictionary of Metals (2012)

by Harold M. Cobb

necking. (1) Reducing the cross-sectional area of a metal in a localized area by stretching. (2) Reducing the diameter of a portion of the length of a cylindrical shell or tube.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

necking 1.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

the act of kissing, caressing and cuddling UK, 1825 The slippery slope is pretty much everything: brightly colored linoleum, necking or petting before marriage, public schools, flesh-colored stockings [...] and so on. ¦ San Francisco Bay ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Necking 460 N Necking [general] An engineering process that deforms a ductile instrument or device by application of tensile force. Tensile deformation that induces relatively large amounts of strain are rearranged disproportionately in a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Necking (1) The reduction in the crosssectional area of a material in a localized area by uniaxial tension or by stretching. (2) The reduction in the diameter of a portion of the length of a cylindrical shell or tube. (3) Local reduction in diameter ...

Google previewWhittington's Dictionary of Plastics, Third Edition (1993)

by James F. Carley

Necking The localized reduction in cross section that may occur in a ductile material under tensile stress (ASTM D 883, slightly modified). A similar phenomenon can occur during extrusion under certain conditions as the extrudate leaves the ...

Google previewDictionary of Industrial Terms (2013)

by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha

Necking. Voids. torm. Voids. combine. Crack. begins. Failure. Failure Mode: The term failure mode refers to the observed way or mechanism of failure. For a failure mode to be valid it must answer the question: “What is the primary manner in ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms (2012)

by John Henry Parker

Perpendicular capitals are most usually plain, though in very large and ornamented buildings they are sometimes enriched with shallow foliage, especially early in the style, when the shafts are circular; it is very common for the necking only, ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

the capital is rather less than \ a diameter ; the shaft diminishes upward in a slightly curved line, called entasis, the upper diameter being from \ to f of the lower, which latter is used as the unit of proportion; the capital consists of a necking, an ...

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Scrabble value of N1E1C3K5I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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