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bottleneck

a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up

What does it mean when you dream about a bottleneck?

A bottleneck may mean the dreamer is squeezing through a tight situation.

bottleneck

[′bäd·əl‚nek]
(petroleum engineering)
A section of reduced diameter in a drill pipe that is caused by excessive longitudinal strain or a combination of such strain and irregular swaying of the mechanism.

bottleneck

A lessening of throughput. It often refers to networks that are overloaded, which is caused by the inability of the hardware and transmission channels to support the traffic. It can also refer to a mismatch inside the computer where slower-speed peripheral buses and devices prevent the CPU from being used to its fullest capacity.
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It seals against the inside office bottle neck, thereby allowing air to enter the bottle but no fluid to leak out," says Pheil.
Adjustable to accommodate a wide array of bottle neck sizes.
But she was clearly terrified when he produced the broken bottle neck, opened the till, and he fled with the cash.
This contained the cost exposure of multiple tape libraries, but introduced the performance bottle neck associated with sending large amounts of backup data across a relatively slow network.
The names of each brew's creator will appear on the bottle neck.
Tenders are invited for Extension of slab culvert for clearing bottle neck at Km.
As we reached the away fans section there was a bottle neck of away/home fans up to the Shankly gates.
Its wide bottle neck allows for comfortable drinking and easy refilling.
Around 60 million vehicles pass through the bottle neck each year, weaving around Trinity College and linking Dame Street and Westmoreland Street.
Talented Joe Krozka and Dave Sharpe, who together design and make Krozka Sharpe Guitars from their workshop in Northumberland, have chosen the Blue Moon Bottle Neck Guitar Shop in Ashington to sell their retro-based guitars.
There is no contact between bottles because a gripper attached to the chain holds the bottle neck throughout the system.
The mouth of the river estuary has been turned into a bottle neck, the tunnel under the river, the Conwy Marina and the new Deganwy Marina have reduced this outlet dramatically and now the council has come up with the idea of reducing it even more by extending the quay.