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Meaning of HOCK

Pronunciation:  hâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
  2. [n]  any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
  3. [v]  give as a guarantee

HOCK is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: pawn, Rhenish, Rhine wine, soak
 See Also: articulatio, articulation, charge, consign, hind leg, hoofed mammal, joint, liebfraumilch, Riesling, ungulate, white wine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hock\, n. [So called from Hochheim, in Germany.]
    A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or
    still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish
  2. \Hock\, Hough \Hough\, n. [ AS. h?h the heel; prob. akin to
    Icel. h[=a]sinn hock sinew, Dan. hasc, G. hechse, h["a]chse,
    LG. hacke, D. hak; also to L. coxa hip (cf. {Cuisses}), Skr.
    kaksha armpit. [root]12. Cf. {Heel}.]
       (a) The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the
           leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding
           to the ankle in man.
       (b) A piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the
           front or hind leg, just above the foot.
    2. The popliteal space; the ham.
  3. \Hock\, v. t.
    To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring;
    to hough.
Thesaurus Terms
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