meaning of breakneck

breakneck meaning in General Dictionary

an autumn that breaks the throat

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  • manufacturing risk of a broken neck as breakneck rate
  • moving at extremely high rate
  • A fall that breaks the neck.
  • A steep place endangering the neck.
  • creating threat of a broken neck; since, breakneck rate.

breakneck meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1560s, "likely to end in a broken throat," from break (v.) + throat (letter.).


breakneck meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A fall that breaks the throat.

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  • (letter.) A steep location endangering the throat.
  • (a.) making danger of a broken neck; because, breakneck rate.