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nappe Tweet Definition of nappe Like Definition of nappe on Facebook
noun
  1. the profile of a body of water flowing over an obstruction in a vertical drop
  2. (mathematics) either of the two parts of a double cone
  3. (geology) a sheet-like mass of rock that has been carried from its original position
  4. (context, hydraulics) Nappe, the underside of which is not in contact with the overflow structure and is at ambient atmospheric pressure.
neck Tweet Definition of neck Like Definition of neck on Facebook
noun
  1. the part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals
  2. the part of a shirt, dress, etc., which fits a person's .
  3. the tapered part of a bottle toward the opening
  4. (music) the extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted
verb
  1. To make out; to snog; to intently kiss or cuddle.
''Alan and Betty were necking in the back of a car when Betty's dad caught them.
Neogene Tweet Definition of Neogene Like Definition of Neogene on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (geology) The Neogene period.
adjective
  1. (geology) Of a geologic period within the Cenozoic era; comprises the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs from about 26 million years ago to the present.

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