1 any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage) [syn: Rhine wine, Rhenish]
2 tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
2 disable by cutting the hock
- Rhymes: -ɒk
Etymology 2Middle English hough.
Etymology 3Dutch hok prison, debt.
- To leave with a pawnbroker as security for a loan.
- in hock: in debt
The word hock may mean:
- Hock (wine), a type of wine
- Hock (zoology), part of an animal's leg
- Ham hock, the end of a smoked ham
- To leave an item with a pawnbroker
- Hans Henrich Hock, German historical linguist
- Hock tide, an English holiday consisting of Hock Monday and Hock Tuesday
- A type of wine bottle used primarily for German or Alsatian wine
hock in German: Hock (Begriffsklärung)
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