\ɹˈa͡ɪnəkt], \ɹˈaɪnəkt], \ɹ_ˈaɪ_n_ə_k_t]\
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By Noah Webster.
Having a distorted neck. Some commentators in noticing the Shakespearean phrase, "the wrynecked fife," are of opinion that the allusion is to the player; others hold that the reference is to the instrument, which they say is the old English flute, or flute a bec: so called from having a curved projecting mouthpiece like a bird's beak.
By Daniel Lyons