Definition of neck-lock in English:

neck-lock

noun

historical
  • On a wig: a lock of hair falling to the neck, especially a cylindrical curl or sausage-curl.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Hogarth (1697–1764), painter and engraver. From neck + lock.

Pronunciation

neck-lock

/ˈnɛklɒk/