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nek

/nɛk/
noun
1.
(capital when part of name) (South African) a mountain pass: Lundeans Nek
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  • I watched the Devons pass me at Burgher's nek and it struck me how wonderfully well they looked.

  • It was in an attempt of this kind that the disaster at Nicholson's nek was incurred.

    Story of the War in South Africa Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
  • From this it climbed wearily up to the throat of the nek, a dull tract of country with few farms and no beauties.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • At noon we came in contact with the scouts of the enemy who were holding the nek.

    A Yeoman's Letters P. T. Ross
  • A few hours later news came in of the reverse at Nicholson's nek.

    Story of the War in South Africa Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
  • We moved out from the nek through Krondaal and camped at Sterkstrom.

    A Yeoman's Letters P. T. Ross
  • Two ridges met here, and formed what was named at once the "nek."

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • Yet we had to get through the nek and get to the plateau before I could allow any rest.

  • With shouts of joy, and singing the "Volkslied," they rode out to occupy the nek.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • Now, just after Turks' Point the ridge narrowed and formed the nek.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler

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