His black hair sweeps back from the crest of his high forehead and laps at the nape of his neck; his lips are pursed.
From there, the pain shoots out toward my temple and down to the nape of my neck.
Oref—The homefront, although literally, the back of the neck, the nape.
"back of the neck," c.1300, of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French hanap "a goblet," in reference to the hollow at the base of the skull. "The entire absence of forms with initial k makes it difficult to connect the word with the apparently synonymous OFris (hals) knap [OED].
nape (nāp, nāp)
The back of the neck.