turtle neck

turtleneck

[tur-tl-nek]
noun
1.
a high, close-fitting collar, often rolled or turned down, appearing especially on pullover sweaters.
2.
a sweater with such a collar.

Origin:
1905–10; turtle1 + neck

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

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