Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong dark beer drawn first from the vats, especially in spring.

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  • n. A strong, dark lager of German origin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A double-strong variety of German beer, darker in color than the ordinary kinds, less bitter in taste, and considerably more intoxicating. It is brewed in December and January, and is drunk in May.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring

Etymologies

Partial translation of German Bockbier : Bock (shortening and alteration of Einbeck, town of northwest Germany in which the beer originated, perhaps influenced by Bock, goat) + Bier, beer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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