the joint in the hind leg of a horse, cow, etc., above the fetlock joint, corresponding anatomically to the ankle in humans.
a corresponding joint in a fowl.
Other definitions for hock (2 of 3)
any white Rhine wine.
Other definitions for hock (3 of 3)
- hocker, noun
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How to use hock in a sentence
A man like Ti, my informant explains, buys jewels whenever he is in the money, to sell or hock when times are hard.
Attorneys for hock and Jah could not be reached for comment.
According to court documents, hock flatly denies the allegations.
When hock emerged from jail uninjured, both he and Strazzullo poured forth to the press.
hock, the source says, was the aggressor who clocked Casiraghi first.
A pedantic fellow called for a bottle of hock at a tavern, which the waiter, not hearing distinctly, asked him to repeat.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
If they liked to take a glass of hock with their tobacco, there was a bottle ready from the cellars of Johannisberg.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
He nodded to me as though we had parted the day before, and ordered a chop and a small hock.The Observations of Henry | Jerome K. Jerome
They clicked their heels and kissed her hand and drank her health many times in good hock.The Keepers of the King's Peace | Edgar Wallace
Each leg will thus supply a comfortable Wellington, in which the point of the hock has become the heel.Wanderings in Patagonia | Julius Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for hock (1 of 3)
the joint at the tarsus of a horse or similar animal, pointing backwards and corresponding to the human ankle
the corresponding joint in domestic fowl
another word for hamstring
British Dictionary definitions for hock (2 of 3)
any of several white wines from the German Rhine
(not in technical usage) any dry white wine
British Dictionary definitions for hock (3 of 3)
(tr) to pawn or pledge
the state of being in pawn (esp in the phrase in hock)
- hocker, noun
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