Hock, Hough (), n. [ AS. hh the heel; prob. akin to Icel. hasinn hock sinew, Dan. hasc, G. hechse, hachse, 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.

 

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Hough (?), n.

Same as Hock, a joint.

 

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Hough, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Houghed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Houghing.]

Same as Hock, to hamstring.

 

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Hough, n. [Cf. D. hak. Cf. Hack.]

An adz; a hoe.

[Obs.]

Bp. Stillingfleet.

 

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Hough, v. t.

To cut with a hoe.

[Obs.]

Johnson.

 

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