necking


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necking

[′nek·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Reducing the diameter or cross-sectional area of a tube or other piece of metal by stretching.
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necking

necking, 2
1. Same as neck.
2. A molding or group of moldings between a column and capital.
3. Any ornamental band at the lower part of a capital; a hypotrachelium.
4. An irrecoverable reduction in cross section of a sealant under stress.
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