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 (nĕk′ər, -är)
A river of southwest Germany rising in the Black Forest and flowing about 360 km (225 mi) generally north and west to the Rhine River at Mannheim.


(Placename) a river in SW Germany, rising in the Black Forest and flowing generally north into the Rhine at Mannheim. Length: 394 km (245 miles)


(ˈnɛk ər, -ɑr)

a river in SW Germany, flowing from the Black Forest, N and W to the Rhine River. 246 mi. (395 km) long.
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Noun1.Neckar - a river in GermanyNeckar - a river in Germany; rises in the Black Forest and flows north into the Rhine
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.
From the north cage one looks up the Neckar gorge; from the west one he looks down it.
I took it to be rain, but it turned out to be only the murmur of the restless Neckar, tumbling over her dikes and dams far below, in the gorge.
One never tires of poking about in the dense woods that clothe all these lofty Neckar hills to their beguiling and impressive charm in any country; but German legends and fairy tales have given these an added charm.
Neckar computes the number of these patrols at upwards of twenty thousand.
It nestled in the valley along the pleasant Neckar with a comfortable friendliness.
Once it had reached Heilbronn, Wiesbauer lifted the ship out of the Neckar and loaded it onto a Spedition Kubler low-loader.
He was addressing to the participants of a Literary Conference on "Iqbals Message and Contemporary Issues" organized by the Human Welfare Association, Frankfurt at Iqbal Memorial Park on the Bank of River Neckar in Heidelberg.
We then venture into Germany's best kept secret - - the beautiful Neckar Valley, before cruising along the enchanting Moselle.
Water levels on the Rhine, Danube and Neckar rivers have risen steadily, with many smaller streams also threatening to break their banks.