[ hok; Scot. hokh ]
/ hɒk; Scot. hɒx /


verb (used with object)

Scot. to hamstring.

verb (used without object)

British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.


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Origin of hough

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1
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British Dictionary definitions for houghed

/ (hɒk) British /


another word for hock 1
(hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin

verb (tr)

to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)

Word Origin for hough

C14: from Old English hōh heel
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