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wryneck

[rahy-nek] /ˈraɪˌnɛk/
noun
1.
Informal.
  1. torticollis.
  2. a person having torticollis.
2.
any of several small Old World climbing birds of the subfamily Jynginae, of the woodpecker family, noted for the peculiar habit of twisting the head and neck.
Origin of wryneck
1575-1585
1575-85; wry + neck
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British Dictionary definitions for wry neck

wryneck

/ˈraɪˌnɛk/
noun
1.
either of two cryptically coloured Old World woodpeckers, Jynx torquilla or J. ruficollis, which do not drum on trees
2.
another name for torticollis
3.
(informal) a person who has a twisted neck
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wry neck in Medicine

wryneck wry·neck (rī'něk')
n.
See torticollis.

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