a narrow entrance or passageway.
a place or stage in a process at which progress is impeded.
Also called slide guitar. a method of guitar playing that produces a gliding sound by pressing a metal bar or glass tube against the strings.
to hamper or confine by or as if by a bottleneck.
to become hindered by or as if by a bottleneck.
a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up
the hold up
something that holds up progress, esp of a manufacturing process
the broken-off neck of a bottle placed over a finger and used to produce a buzzing effect in a style of guitar-playing originally part of the American blues tradition
the style of guitar playing using a bottleneck
(transitive) (US) to be or cause an obstruction in
An abrupt and severe reduction in the number of individuals during the history of a species, resulting in the loss of diversity from the gene pool. The generations following the bottleneck are more genetically homogenous than would otherwise be expected. Bottlenecks often occur in consequence of a catastrophic event.
any of several dolphins of the genus Tursiops, common in North Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, having a rounded forehead and well-defined beak. noun any dolphin of the genus Tursiops, esp T. truncatus, some of which have been kept in captivity and trained to perform tricks
a person, thing, or company that bottles. Australian and New Zealand Slang. a person or thing that is excellent or excites admiration. noun (Austral & NZ, informal) an excellent or outstanding person or thing
a bolt at the bottom of a door or the like, sliding into a socket in the floor or sill and equipped with a device for keeping it raised when the door is not fastened.
a branch coming from the bottom of a plant stem, usually formed by pinching and disbudding.