hogback definition

  • noun:
    • A-sharp ridge with steeply sloping edges, produced by erosion of broken sides of very tilted strata.
    • A-sharp steep-sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata
    • A hogframe
    • A Viking grave marker
    • An upward curve or extremely obtuse angle within the upper area of every user, by a timber laid horizontally; -- the contrary of camber.
    • See Hogframe.
    • A ridge created by tilted strata; thus, any ridge with a-sharp summit, and steeply sloping sides.
    • A back that way of a hog; a back which rises in the centre.
    • A fish where back is humped some-what like a hog′ s.
    • a reduced, greatly crested ridge increasing upon the adjacent area, and in most cases formed of sand or gravel with boulders intermixed: in New England additionally called horseback. Compare horseback, eskar, kame.
    • In coal-mining, a sharp boost in a floor of a coal-seam.
    • A hog-frame.
    • a narrow ridge of hills
  • others:
    • Resembling a hog's back form: used particularly in describing a tiny locomotive that will be suprisingly low in build and it has no cab.

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