One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of meat: the part of a carcass between the shoulder and the head.
2The collar of a garment, or the part of a garment that extends to or covers the neck. Now chiefly historical.
3A piece of armour, cloth, etc., covering or protecting the neck (now chiefly historical).
Mid 16th century. From neck + piece.
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