- a long, sharply crested ridge, generally formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.
Origin of hogback
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Examples from the Web for hogback
Now you want me to go chasing up to the hogback to head him off.
He saw that the automobile from the hogback had reached the village.
Already the 100 truck was climbing the last steep pitch to the top of the hogback.
Larkin knew that all the sheep had not yet passed the top of the hogback.The Free Range
Francis William Sullivan
It was just our luck that they took this place to come over the hogback, Roger.The Pioneer Boys on the Missouri
- Also called: hog's back a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
- archaeol a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides
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