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Noun: wryneck  'rI,nek
  1. An unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
    - torticollis
  2. Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck

Derived forms: wrynecks

Type of: abnormalcy [US], abnormality, pecker, peckerwood [US], woodpecker

Part of: genus Jynx, Jynx

Encyclopedia: Wryneck