(noun, verb)


1. any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)

Similar word(s): rhenish

Definition categories: food

2. tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle

Definition categories: animal, articulation, joint

Sentences with hock as a noun:

- He needed $750 to get his guitar out of hock at the pawnshop.

- They were in hock to the bank for $35 million.


1. leave as a guarantee in return for money

Similar word(s): pawn, soak

Definition categories: possession, charge, consign

2. disable by cutting the hock

Definition categories: body, disable, handicap, incapacitate, invalid