Definition of necking in English:

necking

noun

Architecture
  • A short, plain, concave section between the capital and the shaft of a classical Doric or Tuscan column.

    • ‘A more elaborate Doric capital of white marble, with flutes on the necking, is stored west of the building, to the west of the marble throne in room A.’
    • ‘This capital cannot be associated with the plain marble drum because of its size and the flutes on the necking.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes; Margie could hardly be over fifteen, but I signed her photo anyway, and left it on a coffee table for her to pick it up, after her necking time with Harry was over.’
    • ‘I wanted to see without being seen; most of all, I wanted to find myself in the conversational corners, the necking spots of yesteryear.’

Pronunciation:

necking

/ˈnekiNG/