What does hock mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhine wine, Rhenish, hock(noun)

    any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)

  2. hock, hock-joint(verb)

    tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle

  3. pawn, soak, hock(verb)

    leave as a guarantee in return for money

    "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

  4. hock(verb)

    disable by cutting the hock


  1. Hock(v. t.)

    To pawn; as, to hock one's jewelry.

  2. Hock(n.)

    The state of having been pawned; usually preceded by in; as, all her jewelry is in hock.

  3. Hock(n.)

    The state of being in debt; as, it took him two years to get out of hock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hock(noun)

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

  2. Hock(noun)

    alt. of Hough

  3. Hock(verb)

    to disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough

  4. Origin: [So called from Hochheim, in Germany.]


  1. Hock

    The hock, or gambrel, is the joint between the tarsal bones and tibia of a digitigrade or unguligrade quadrupedal mammal, such as a horse, cat, or dog. This joint may include articulations between tarsal bones and the fibula in some species, while in others the fibula has been greatly reduced and is only found as a vestigial remnant fused to the distal portion of the tibia. It is the anatomical homologue of the ankle of the human foot. While homologous joints occur in other tetrapods, the term is generally restricted to mammals, particularly long-legged domesticated species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hock

    hok, n. and v. See Hough.

  2. Hock

    hok, n. properly, the wine made at Hochheim, Germany; now applied to all white Rhine wines.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HOCK

    v. t. To "soak" what we least need. In Germany, they generally "Hock the Kaiser."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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