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