1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side, and at the same time somewhat forwards.
2. A disease of the spasmodic kind in sheep, in which the head is drawn to one side.
3. In ornithology, a bird resembling the woodpeckers, the Yunx torquilla; so called form the singular manner in which when surprised, it tuns its head over its shoulders.