Meaning of “turtleneck” in the English Dictionary

"turtleneck" in British English

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turtlenecknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɜː.təl.nek/ us /ˈtɝː.t̬əl.nek/

UK US mock turtleneck a high, round collar that does not fold over on itself, or a piece of clothing with this type of collar:

a turtleneck sweater

US UK polo neck a high, round collar that folds over on itself and covers the neck, or a piece of clothing with this type of collar:

I'd prefer a sweater with a turtleneck.
Why don't you wear your black turtleneck?
turtlenecked
adjective [ before noun ] /ˈtɜː.təl.nekt/ /ˈtɝː.t̬əl.nekt/

a turtlenecked jumper

(Definition of “turtleneck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turtleneck" in American English

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turtlenecknoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɜr·t̬əlˌnek/

a high, round collar that folds over on itself and covers the neck, or a piece of clothing with a collar of this type

(Definition of “turtleneck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)