Bottleneck [ bot-l-nek ]
1. a place where a road becomes narrow, or a place where there is often a lot of traffic, causing the traffic to slow down or stop;
the bottleneck on Talbot Road
2. a place or stage in a process at which progress is impeded;
3. 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;
verb (used with object)
4. to slow by causing a bottleneck;
The merge bottlenecked the traffic every morning.
verb (used without object)
5. to form a bottleneck.
The traffic bottlenecked at the merge every morning.
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