Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[hawg-bak, hog-] /ˈhɔgˌbæk, ˈhɒg-/

noun, Geology.
a long, sharply crested ridge, generally formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.
Also called hog’s back. a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
(archaeol) a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides


Read Also:

  • HO gauge

    [eych-oh] /ˈeɪtʃˈoʊ/ noun 1. a model railroad gauge of 5/8 inches (16 mm).

  • Hogarthian

    [hoh-gahrth] /ˈhoʊ gɑrθ/ noun 1. William, 1697–1764, English painter and engraver. /ˈhəʊɡɑːθ/ noun 1. William. 1697–1764, English engraver and painter. He is noted particularly for his series of engravings satirizing the vices and affectations of his age, such as A Rake’s Progress (1735) and Marriage à la Mode (1745)

  • Hogarth-chair

    noun, English Furniture. 1. a Queen Anne chair having a solid splat and cabriole legs, all pieces having a cyma curve or outline.

  • Hold a grudge

    see: bear a grudge

Disclaimer: Hogback definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.