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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Hockn. [So called from Hochheim, in Germany.].
     A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.
Hockn. [ AS. hh the heel; prob. akin to Icel. hāsinn hock sinew, Dan. hasc, G. hechse, hächse, LG. hacke, D. hak; also to L. coxa hip (cf. Cuisses), Skr. kaksha armpit. Heel.].
  •  The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The popliteal space; the ham.  [1913 Webster]
Hockv. t. 
  •  To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pawn; as, to hock one's jewelry.  [PJC]
  •  The state of having been pawned; usually preceded by in; as, all her jewelry is in hock.  [PJC]
  •  The state of being in debt; as, it took him two years to get out of hock.  [PJC]


Hock, n.
1 the joint of a quadruped's hind leg between the knee and the fetlock.
2 a knuckle of pork; the lower joint of a ham.

Hock, n. Brit. a German white wine from the Rhineland (properly that of Hochheim on the river Main).

Hock, v. & n. esp. US colloq. pawn; pledge.
--n. a pawnbroker's pledge.

in hock
1 in pawn.
2 in debt.
3 in prison.
Du. hok hutch, prison, debt



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