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  •  A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a person suffering from torticollis.  [PJC]
  •  Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus Jynx or subfamily Jynginae, allied to the woodpeckers; especially, the common European species (Jynx torguilla); -- so called from its habit of turning the neck around in different directions. Called also cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird, and writheneck.  [1913 Webster]


wryneck, n.
2 any bird of the genus Jynx of the woodpecker family, able to turn its head over its shoulder.



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