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.

 

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