Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a droop at the ends: said of a ship when her ends are lower than her midship part, a condition resulting from accident, as from running aground, or from structural weakness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Naut.) Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See hog, v. i.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hog.
  • adjective nautical Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends.

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  • adjective (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end

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  • "She had hogged, which gave her a droop-eared look of extreme shabbiness; and she had been given a thirty-two gun frigate's masts to lighten her burden, which had deformed her entire outline, rendering it mean; and her paintwork was a disgrace."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 237

    A Sea of Words defines "hog" as:

    "Of a ship, to react to strain by having the bow and stern droop and the keel and bottom arch upward." (238)

    February 29, 2008