Meaning of bottleneck

bot•tle•neck

Pronunciation: (bot'l-nek"), [key]
— n.
  1. a narrow entrance or passageway.
  2. a place or stage in a process at which progress is impeded.
  3. Also calleda method of guitar playing that produces a gliding sound by pressing a metal bar or glass tube against the strings.
—v.t.
  1. to hamper or confine by or as if by a bottleneck.
—v.i.
  1. to become hindered by or as if by a bottleneck.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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