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hock

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English

Etymology 1

From hockamore, from the name of the German town of Hochheim am Main.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hock

Plural
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hock ({{{1}}})
  1. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still, from the Hochheim region, but often applied to all Rhenish wines.

Etymology 2

Middle English hough.

Noun

Singular
hock

Plural
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hock ({{{1}}})
  1. The tarsal joint of a digitigrade quadruped, such as a horse, pig or dog.
  2. Meat from that part of a food animal.

Etymology 3

Dutch hok prison, debt.

Verb

Infinitive
to hock

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hock (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (colloquial) To leave with a pawnbroker as security for a loan.
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