hogback

[hawg-bak, hog-]

noun Geology.

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

Nearby words

  1. hogan,
  2. hogan, ben,
  3. hogarth,
  4. hogarth chair,
  5. hogarth, william,
  6. hogchoker,
  7. hogfish,
  8. hogg,
  9. hogg, james,
  10. hogged

Origin of hogback

First recorded in 1655–65; hog + back1

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British Dictionary definitions for hogback

hogback

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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