from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of hock.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See hox.


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  • "Cowhocks" -- that is, the hocks turned in and the feet turned out -- are intolerable.


  • He sat upon the bar of this, swinging to and fro, working himself into position until he was resting on the "hocks," as performers call that portion of the leg just above the knee.

    Joe Strong on the Trapeze or The Daring Feats of a Young Circus Performer

  • If someone harvest a buck go out and cut the tarsal gands from the hind hocks, I would suggest using disposalable gloves and a zip lock baggy to hold your bounty.

    Deer Actractants

  • Turned out both back legs were broken at the hocks.

    How's Your Deer Wreck Record?

  • He pawed the ground like a mad bull, then ran to woods-edge near the 14-pointer, where he rubbed his head raw against a tree, peed on his hocks, and snort-wheezed with all his might!

    Some Weekend Deer Humor

  • A hulk of a man over six feet tall and 250 pounds with ham hocks for arms and gigantic hands, Eifler had been a U.S. Customs agent rounding up bootleggers in San Diego when he decided to return to active duty in the Army.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I was the kind of kid who ate anything and everything—candied yams, Cornish hens, greens with ham hocks, salmon croquettes, deep-fried catfish, deep-fried chicken, turkey chili, black-eyed peas, pinto beans.

    True You

  • So the lender cuts the borrower some slack, the company hocks its receivables, or the "lender of last resort," the central bank, makes emergency loans because it is certain it'll be paid back.

    Dividing the Tab Prolongs Pain

  • Some of her best writing is inspired by a nostalgia for her childhood: My mother made wonderful soups from bones and hocks, unctuous oxtail stew, and homemade meat pies filled with a palatable mixture of odd bits.

    Offal Good

  • Get an appetizer of pork ribs draped with a chunky tomato sauce just so you can try its base of long-braised greens punched up with ham hocks.

    Tom Sietsema on Perry's: It's smooth sailing for revamped Perry's as new captains face, and meet, challenges


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