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hock


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hock  \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 
  wines. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hock  \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}.] 
  1. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hock  \Hock\,  v.  t. 
  To  disable  by  cutting  the  tendons  of  the  hock;  to  hamstring; 
  to  hough. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hock 
  n  1:  any  of  several  white  wines  from  the  Rhine  River  valley  in 
  Germany  (`hock'  is  British  usage)  [syn:  {Rhine  wine},  {rhennish}] 
  2:  tarsal  joint  of  the  hind  leg  of  hoofed  mammals;  corresponds 
  to  the  human  ankle 
  v  :  give  as  a  guarantee  [syn:  {pawn},  {soak}] 




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