Definition of hock :
1. A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.
2. Alt. of Hough
3. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
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- They'd just got to hock Rajah to put the Imperial Consolidated in commission again. - "Shorty McCabe", Sewell Ford.
- You don't suppose drinking a pint of hock to- night will make you pull any the worse this day six weeks, when the races begin, do you? - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- When the hams are cured separately from the sides, which is generally the case, they are cut out so as to include the hock- bone, in a similar manner to the London mode of cutting a haunch of mutton. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.