hedgehog: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hej'hog", -hôg"), [key]
- an Old World, insect-eating mammal of the genus Erinaceus, esp. E. europaeus, having spiny hairs on the back and sides.
- the porcupine.
- a portable obstacle made of crossed logs in the shape of an hourglass, usually laced with barbed wire.
- an obstructive device consisting of steel bars, angle irons, etc., usually embedded in concrete, designed to damage and impede the boats and tanks of a landing force on a beach.
- hedgehog (Thesaurus)