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A hedgehog

English

Etymology

From hedge + hog.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhɛʤhɒg/

Noun

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hedgehog

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  1. Small mammal characterized by its spiny back and by its habit of rolling itself into a ball when attacked.
  2. A type of moveable military barricade made from crossed logs or steel bars, laced with barbed wire, used to damage or impede tanks and vehicles; Czech hedgehog.
  3. The nickname for a type of depth charge weapon that simultaneously fires a number of explosives into the water to create a pattern of underwater explosions intended to attack submerged enemies.
  4. (Australia) A type of chocolate cake (or slice), somewhat similar to an American brownie.

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