Hockamore
Hockamore Hock"a*more, n. [See 1st {Hock}.] A Rhenish wine. [Obs.] See {Hock}. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hock (wine) — Hock is an English term for German wine, sometimes wine from the Rhine regions and sometimes all German wine. [http://www.winepros.com.au/jsp/cda/reference/oxford entry.jsp?entry id=1529 Oxford Companion to Wine: Hock] ] It is short for the now… …   Wikipedia

  • hock — hock1 /hok/, 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 horse. 2. a corresponding joint in a fowl. v.t. 3. to hamstring. [1375 1425; var. of… …   Universalium

  • hock — English has three words hock. The oldest, ‘joint of a quadruped corresponding to the human ankle’ [16], is short for an earlier hockshin, which comes from Old English hōhsinu. This meant literally ‘heel sinew’, and the hōh came from the same… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • hock — {{11}}hock (n.1) joint in the hind leg of a horse, mid 15c., earlier hockshin (late 14c.), from O.E. hohsinu sinew of the heel, Achilles tendon, lit. heel sinew, from hoh heel, from P.Gmc. *hanhaz (Cf. Ger. Hachse hock, O.E. hæla heel ), from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • hock — hock1 noun 1》 (Brit. also hough) the joint in a quadruped s hind leg between the knee and the fetlock. 2》 a knuckle of pork or ham. Origin ME: var. of hough. hock2 noun Brit. a dry white wine from the German Rhineland. Origin abbrev. of obs.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • hock — I [[t]hɒk[/t]] n. 1) zool. the joint in the hind leg of a horse, cow, etc., above the fetlock joint, corresponding anatomically to the ankle in humans 2) zool. a corresponding joint in a fowl • Etymology: 1375–1425; var. of dial. hough, ME ho(u)… …   From formal English to slang

  • hock — I. /hɒk / (say hok) noun 1. the joint in the hind leg of the horse, etc., above the fetlock joint, corresponding to the ankle in humans but raised from the ground and protruding backwards when bent. 2. a corresponding joint in a fowl. 3. a cut of …   Australian English dictionary

  • hock — English has three words hock. The oldest, ‘joint of a quadruped corresponding to the human ankle’ [16], is short for an earlier hockshin, which comes from Old English hōhsinu. This meant literally ‘heel sinew’, and the hōh came from the same… …   Word origins

  • hock — hock1 [häk] n. [S Brit var. of Scot hough < ME hoh, heel < OE < Gmc * hanha, HEEL1, with loss of nasal as in SOFT, TOOTH] 1. the joint bending backward in the hind leg of a horse, ox, etc., corresponding to the human ankle: see HORSE 2.… …   English World dictionary

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