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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wry·neck /ˈraɪˌnɛk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 wry·neck /ˈraɪˌnɛk/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wry·neck n. Med.
 1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.
 3. Zool. Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus Jynx or subfamily Jynginae, allied to the woodpeckers; especially, the common European species (Jynx torguilla); -- so called from its habit of turning the neck around in different directions. Called also cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird, and writheneck.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side
           because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
           [syn: torticollis]
      2: Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the