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gooseneck desk lamp
1. A slender curved object or part, such as the flexible shaft of a type of desk lamp.
2. Nautical A pivoting connector by which the boom is attached to the mast on many sailboats.
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1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a pivot between the forward end of a boom and a mast, to allow the boom to swing freely
2. something in the form of a neck of a goose
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, as a section of pipe or a long, flexible metal shaft on a desk lamp.
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