hogback

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hog +‎ back

Noun[edit]

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hogback (plural hogbacks)

  1. (geology) A sharp steep-sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter IV
      Without further parley Garland rode off up the hog's-back and the sheriff rode off down it …
  2. A hogframe.
  3. A Viking grave marker taking the form of a recumbent monument, generally with a curved (hogbacked) ridge and outwardly curved sides.

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