a high, close-fitting collar, often rolled or turned down, appearing especially on pullover sweaters.
a sweater with such a collar.

1905–10; turtle1 + neck

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turtleneck (ˈtɜːtəlˌnɛk)
a.  a round high close-fitting neck on a sweater or the sweater itself
 b.  (as modifier): a turtleneck sweater

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Example sentences
Then she put on her golden-brown, fur-collared ski jacket, over a white turtleneck sweater and tailored fawn slacks.
She always wore a turtleneck, even on the hottest of days.
Wear a scarf or pull a turtleneck over your mouth and nose in windy or cold weather.
Sweatshirts may be worn if a collared shirt or turtleneck is worn underneath.
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