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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Breakneck \Break"neck`\, n.
     1. A fall that breaks the neck.
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     2. A steep place endangering the neck.
        [1913 Webster]



From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Breakneck \Break"neck`\, a.
     Producing danger of a broken neck; as, breakneck speed.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  breakneck
       adj : used of speed; "a breakneck pace"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "breakneck":
     abrupt, accident-prone, agile, bluff, bold, breathless, careless,
     dangerous, daredevil, dashing, desperate, devil-may-care,
     double-quick, eagle-winged, excessive, expeditious, express, fast,
     fleet, flying, furious, galloping, hair-trigger, harum-scarum,
     hasty, headlong, hell for leather, hotheaded, hurried, hustling,
     impetuous, impulsive, light of heel, light-footed, lively, mad,
     mercurial, nimble, nimble-footed, overeager, overenthusiastic,
     overzealous, panting, plunging, precipitant, precipitate,
     precipitous, prompt, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought,
     rapid, rash, reckless, running, sharp, sheer, slap-bang, slapdash,
     snappy, spanking, speedy, steep, sudden, swift, vertical, wanton,
     wild, winged
  
  

















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