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  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}.