Meaning of hock

hock

Pronunciation: (hok), [key]
— n.
  1. the joint in the hind leg of a horse, cow, etc., above the fetlock joint, corresponding anatomically to the ankle in humans. See diag. under
  2. a corresponding joint in a fowl.
—v.t.
  1. to hamstring.

hock

Pronunciation: (hok), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit.
  1. any white Rhine wine.

hock

Pronunciation: (hok), [key]
— v.t.
  1. pawn.
—n.
  1. the state of being deposited or held as security; pawn: She was forced to put her good jewelry in hock.
  2. the condition of owing; debt: After the loan was paid, he was finally out of hock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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