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hogback

[hawg-bak, hog-]
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noun Geology.
  1. 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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Related Words for hogback

rim, hill, ridge, corrugation, elevation, parapet, ruck, spine, backbone, pole, crease, fold, range, seam, crinkle, plica, wrinkle, rib, furrow, hogback

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Historical Examples of hogback

  • Now you want me to go chasing up to the hogback to head him off.

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • He saw that the automobile from the hogback had reached the village.

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • Already the 100 truck was climbing the last steep pitch to the top of the hogback.

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for hogback

hogback

noun
  1. Also called: hog's back a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
  2. archaeol a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides
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