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Definition of 'hock'


  1. any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
       Synonyms: Rhine wine Rhenish
  2. tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
       Synonyms: hock-joint


  1. leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
       Synonyms: pawn soak
  2. disable by cutting the hock

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