Definition of Breakneck

1. Adjective. Moving at very high speed. "A breakneck pace"

Similar to: Dangerous, Unsafe



Definition of Breakneck

1. n. A fall that breaks the neck.

2. a. Producing danger of a broken neck; as, breakneck speed.

Definition of Breakneck

1. Adjective. Dangerously fast; hell-for-leather. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Breakneck

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breakneck

breaking in
breaking into
breaking loose
breaking news
breaking off
breaking out
breaking point
breaking the fourth wall
breaking up
breaking wheel
breaking wind
breakings
breakle
breakless
breakly
breakneck (current term)
breakoff
breakopen
breakopens
breakout
breakout character
breakout characters
breakout group
breakout session
breakouts
breakpoint
breakpoint cluster region
breakpoints
breakproof
breakroom

Literary usage of Breakneck

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catskill Water Supply of New York City: History, Location, Sub-surface by Lazarus White (1913)
"358 The pressure tunnel starts at the East shaft at about elevation -195, and runs for 768 feet to the foot of breakneck shaft (589 feet deep), ..."

2. America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive by James Silk Buckingham (1841)
"... Island, and breakneck Hill. —Flourishing Town of Newburgh.—The Beacon Hills, extensive Prospect thence. —Town of Poughkeepsie, Manufactures there. ..."

3. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"breakneck hills.—Ellsworth.—New names of places.—Perplexing applications of old names.-—Bangor.—Land-speculating.—Farming in Maine. ..."

4. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"breakneck hills.—Ellsworth..—New names of places.—Perplexing applications of old names.—Bangor.—Land-speculating.—Farming in Maine. ..."

5. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1881)
"... Little Old Bailey—Sydney House—Green Arbour Court and breakneck Steps—Goldsmith's Garret—A Region of Washerwomen—Percy's Visit to Goldsmith. ..."

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