gooseneck definition

  • noun:
    • A slender curved object or part, including the flexible shaft of a kind of work desk lamp.
    • something with a slender curved form, resembling the throat of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps.
    • The swivel link on a sailboat positioned near the base associated with the mast that the boom attaches to. Whenever a sailboat performs a tack or a jibe the gooseneck swings the boom from region of the watercraft to another.
    • Nautical: a kind of metal hook suited to the internal end of a yard or growth, for short-term accessory to a clamp of metal or an eye-bolt, A davit.
    • In equipment, a pipe formed like letter S; a flexible coupling.
    • A nozle with a universal joint used on a fire-engine stand-pipe
    • In lumbering: A wooden club accustomed couple two logging-trucks. Also referred to as rooster.
    • The point of draft on a logging-sled: it comes with a curved iron hook bolted towards roll. Also called draw-hook
    • A curved metal hook driven in to the base of a slide to check on the rate of descending logs.
    • some thing in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)

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