hogback

[ hawg-bak, hog- ]
/ ˈhɔgˌbæk, ˈhɒg- /

noun Geology.

a long, sharply crested ridge, generally formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.

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Origin of hogback

First recorded in 1655–65; hog + back1
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hogback
/ (ˈhɒɡˌbæk) /

noun

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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