hog score
noun Etymology: 1hog (curling stone that fails to reach the score) Date: 1685 a line which is marked across a curling rink seven yards from the tee and beyond which a stone must pass or be removed from the ice — called also hog line

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  • hog-score — hogˈ line or hogˈ score noun A line drawn across the rink short of which no stone counts • • • Main Entry: ↑hog …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog score — noun : a line that is marked across a curling rink 7 yards in front of each tee and that a stone must pass or be removed from the ice called also hog line; see curling illustration * * * Curling. a line at each end of the rink, parallel to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog score — Curling. a line at each end of the rink, parallel to the foot score and usually 7 yd. (6.4 m) in advance of the tee. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • hog-line — hogˈ line or hogˈ score noun A line drawn across the rink short of which no stone counts • • • Main Entry: ↑hog …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog — hoglike, adj. /hawg, hog/, n., v., hogged, hogging. n. 1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine. 2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market. 3. a selfish, gluttonous …   Universalium

  • hog line — noun see hog score …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hog line — noun : hog score * * * n. Curling a line marked across either end of a curling rink. No sweeping is allowed until a stone has crossed the first line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hog-baiting — Hog baiting, aka Hog dogging, Hog dog fighting, or Hog dog rodeo is a bloodsport involving the baiting of a hog or boar.BackgroundIn a typical match the hog is released into a pen with one or more dogs who attempt to subdue it. In more violent… …   Wikipedia

  • Hogscore — Hog score , n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Curling) A distance line drawn across the rink or course between the middle line and the tee. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curling — Highest governing body World Curling Federation N …   Wikipedia

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