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
Voices like Nina Simone’s might be ringing through her halls while greens and ham hock slowly simmer in a large pot.
Accusations that Democrats are doing the bidding of China, and may literally be in hock to it, have transferred from the campaign to the transition period, with a good chance of shaping politics over the next year.The Trailer: Why the GOP is talking about China, from Georgia to the courtroom | David Weigel | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Schools closed, the deficit ballooned, highways crumbled, jobs disappeared—I imagine ruby slippers were hocked.
Tester uses the word "cool" as often as a tween, and I lost count of all the loogies he hocked in my presence.
The comedienne even finished it off with a hocked loogie and a groin grab.15 Best and Worst Celebrity National Anthem Performances | The Daily Beast Video | July 1, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
The old soldier ambled up the village street, all shadowy in the dawn, on a gaunt, scissor-hocked pony.Kim | Rudyard Kipling
Thirty cents, and my last collateral security hocked and the ticket lost!Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York | Lemuel Ely Quigg
I've hocked ev'ryt'ing dat would bring in a dollar, an' dis is de las' t'ing I've got.Bowery Life | Chuck Connors
Cow-hocked, clumsy about the ankles; with large or awkward feet.The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten
"All the same I had a very good mare once that was sickle-hocked," she said.Dodo Wonders | E. F. Benson
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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