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 (nĕk′ər, -är)
A river of southwest Germany rising in the Black Forest and flowing about 360 km (225 mi) generally north and west to the Rhine River at Mannheim.
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(Placename) a river in SW Germany, rising in the Black Forest and flowing generally north into the Rhine at Mannheim. Length: 394 km (245 miles)
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(ˈnɛk ər, -ɑr)

a river in SW Germany, flowing from the Black Forest, N and W to the Rhine River. 246 mi. (395 km) long.
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Noun1.Neckar - a river in GermanyNeckar - a river in Germany; rises in the Black Forest and flows north into the Rhine
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.
From the north cage one looks up the Neckar gorge; from the west one he looks down it.
One never tires of poking about in the dense woods that clothe all these lofty Neckar hills to their beguiling and impressive charm in any country; but German legends and fairy tales have given these an added charm.
Neckar computes the number of these patrols at upwards of twenty thousand.
It nestled in the valley along the pleasant Neckar with a comfortable friendliness.
Shipping on the Moselle River and the Neckar River, two of the Rhine's tributaries, had already been halted.
The Duke and Duchess had lined up on the River Neckar in the German city of Heidelberg and were given the responsibility of acting as the boats' coxswains, steering the vessels along a stretch of water.