[goos-nek] /ˈgusˌnɛk/
a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, often of flexible construction, as in the shaft of a gooseneck lamp.
Nautical. a curved piece at the foot of a boom, attached to a mast by a vertical pivot and itself having a horizontal pivot so that the boom can be pointed in a wide angle vertically or horizontally.
Carpentry. a vertical continuation of the handrail of a flight of stairs, terminating in a short horizontal part on the top of a newel post.
1680–90; goose + neck
Related forms
goosenecked, adjective
Example Sentences for gooseneck
There is also a fetal skull with a flexible gooseneck wire.
The trunk floor and sides are finished, but the gooseneck hinges can crush items if packed too tightly.
The entangling line has a heavy growth of gooseneck barnacles making it appear even larger.
Install gooseneck of sufficient length to preclude any possibility of failure due to settlement.
Bidder to provide and install gooseneck microphone at lectern, lavaliere, and handheld microphones.
British Dictionary definitions for gooseneck
gooseneck (ˈɡuːsˌnɛk)
1.  nautical a pivot between the forward end of a boom and a mast, to allow the boom to swing freely
2.  something in the form of a neck of a goose

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