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Meaning of BREAKNECK

Pronunciation:  'breyk`nek

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  used of speed; "a breakneck pace"

BREAKNECK is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: dangerous, unsafe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Break"neck`\, n.
    1. A fall that breaks the neck.
    2. A steep place endangering the neck.
  2. \Break"neck`\, a.
    Producing danger of a broken neck; as, breakneck speed.
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