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hogback


hogback


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hogback  \Hog"back`\,  n. 
  1.  (Arch.)  An  upward  curve  or  very  obtuse  angle  in  the  upper 
  surface  of  any  member,  as  of  a  timber  laid  horizontally; 
  --  the  opposite  of  camber. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  See  {Hogframe}. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  A  ridge  formed  by  tilted  strata;  hence  any  ridge 
  with  a  sharp  summit,  and  steeply  sloping  sides. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hogframe  \Hog"frame`\,  n.  (Steam  Vessels) 
  A  trussed  frame  extending  fore  and  aft,  usually  above  deck, 
  and  intended  to  increase  the  longitudinal  strength  and 
  stiffness.  Used  chiefly  in  American  river  and  lake  steamers. 
  Called  also  {hogging  frame},  and  {hogback}.