- A slender curved object or part, such as the flexible shaft of a type of desk lamp.
- Nautical A pivoting connector by which the boom is attached to the mast on many sailboats.
gooseneck desk lamp
- Anything with a slender curved shape, resembling the neck of a goose, such as the shaft of some lamps.
- (nautical) The swivel connection on a sailboat located near the bottom of the mast that the boom attaches to. When a sailboat performs a tack or a jibe the gooseneck swings the boom from one side of the boat to the other.