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wryneck

wry·neck

wryneck

 
pronunciation:
raI nek
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abnormal condition in which the neck is twisted and the head bent by spasmodic contraction of the neck muscles; torticollis.
definition 2: one who suffers from this condition.
definition 3: either of two woodpeckers found in the Eastern Hemisphere that can twist their necks into contortions.