Definitions for NAPEneɪp, næp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

napeneɪp, næp(n.)

  1. the back of the neck.

Origin of nape:

1300–50; ME

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nape, scruff, nucha(noun)

    the back side of the neck

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nape(noun)

    the back part of the neck

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  1. Nape

    The nape is the back of the neck. In technical anatomical/medical terminology, the nape is referred to by the word nucha, which also gives the adjective corresponding to "nape" in English, "nuchal". In many mammals, the nape is the site of the scruff, a loose, non-sensitive area of skin by which the mother can carry her young, holding the scruff between her teeth. In domestic cats, the scruff is used when a mother cat transfers her kittens to a new nest or den site, and in mating, when the male cat grips the female cat's scruff with his teeth to help keep her relatively immobile. In traditional Japanese culture, the nape was one of the few areas of the body left uncovered by women's attire. The nape of a woman's neck held a strong attraction for many Japanese men. The nape is sometimes a target of body piercing.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nape(noun)

the back of the neck

His hair curled over the nape of his neck.

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