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Definition 1: tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for hock in the sense of this definition

(hock is a kind of ...) (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

(... is part of hock) any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically

(... is part of hock) the back limb of a quadruped

Definition 2: any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage) - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for hock in the sense of this definition

(hock is a kind of ...) pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation

(... is a kind of hock ) fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California

(... is a kind of hock ) a sweetened Rhenish wine (especially one from Hesse in western Germany)

(hock belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: disable by cutting the hock - [verb of body]

(hock is a kind of ...) injure permanently

"He was disabled in a car accident"

Definition 4: leave as a guarantee in return for money - [verb of possession]

Samples where hock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pawn your grandfather's gold watch

Synonyms for hock in the sense of this definition

(hock is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(hock belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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