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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ringneck \Ring"neck`\, n. 1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Aegialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (Aegialitis semipalmata) and the piping plover (Aegialitis meloda) are common North American species. Called also ring plover, and ring-necked plover. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The ring-necked duck. [1913 Webster]