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.


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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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Hock, v. t.

To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.


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