Hock

Definition of Hock

n.1.A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.
1.The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.
2.The popliteal space; the ham.
v. t.1.To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
2.To pawn; as, to hock one's jewelry.
n.1.The state of having been pawned; usually preceded by in; as, all her jewelry is in hock.
2.The state of being in debt; as, it took him two years to get out of hock.

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ankle, bail, bayonet legs, bond, bottomry, bowlegs, calf, cnemis, deposit, drumstick, earnest, earnest money, escrow, foreleg, gage, gamb, gambrel, gigot, go bail, ham, handsel, hind leg, hostage, hypothecate, impignorate, jamb, knee, leg, limb, mainprise, mortgage, pawn, pignus, pledge, podite, popliteal space, post, put in hock, put in pawn, put up, recognizance, replevin, replevy, scissor-legs, shank, shin, spout, stake, stems, stumps, surety, tarsus, token payment, trotters, undertaking, vadimonium, vadium
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