Meaning of wryneck

wry•neck

Pronunciation: (rī'nek"), [key]
— n.
    1. torticollis.
    2. a person having torticollis.
  1. any of several small Old World climbing birds of the subfamily Jynginae, of the woodpecker family, noted for the peculiar habit of twisting the head and neck.
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