Definition of Hock

1. Noun. Any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany ('hock' is British usage).

Exact synonyms: Rhenish, Rhine Wine
Generic synonyms: White Wine
Specialized synonyms: Riesling, Liebfraumilch
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Derivative terms: Rhenish



2. Verb. Leave as a guarantee in return for money. "Pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
Exact synonyms: Pawn, Soak
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Charge, Consign
Derivative terms: Pawn, Pawn

3. Noun. Tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle.
Exact synonyms: Hock-joint
Group relationships: Hoofed Mammal, Ungulate, Hind Leg
Generic synonyms: Articulatio, Articulation, Joint

4. Verb. Disable by cutting the hock.
Generic synonyms: Disable, Handicap, Incapacitate, Invalid

Definition of Hock

1. n. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.

2. n. The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.

3. v. t. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.

Definition of Hock

1. Noun. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still, from the Hochheim region, but often applied to all Rhenish wines. ¹

2. Noun. The tarsal joint of a digitigrade quadruped, such as a horse, pig or dog. ¹

3. Noun. Meat from that part of a food animal. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To leave with a pawnbroker as security for a loan. ¹

6. Noun. Pawn, obligation as collateral for a loan. ¹

7. Noun. Debt. ¹

8. Noun. Installment purchase. ¹

9. Noun. Prison. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hock

1. to pawn [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: pawn

Medical Definition of Hock

1. The tarsus in the horse and other quadrupeds; the joint of the hind limb between the stifle and the fetlock; corresponds to the ankle in humans. Origin: O.E. Hoh, heel (05 Mar 2000)

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