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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted;
[syn: torticollis, wryneck]

2. Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wryneck \Wry"neck\, n. (Med.) [1913 Webster] 1. 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] 2. a person suffering from torticollis. [PJC] 3. (Zool.) 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 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wryneck n 1: an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted [syn: torticollis, wryneck] 2: Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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