Definition of neck-piece in US English:

neck-piece

noun

  • 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).

Origin

Mid 16th century. From neck + piece.

Pronunciation

neck-piece

/ˈnɛkpiːs/