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hock         

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      n  
1    the joint at the tarsus of a horse or similar animal, pointing backwards and corresponding to the human ankle  
2    the corresponding joint in domestic fowl  
      vb  
3       another word for       hamstring  
     (C16: short for hockshin, from Old English hohsinu heel sinew)  
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hock          [2]  
      n  
1    any of several white wines from the German Rhine  
2    (not in technical usage) any dry white wine  
     (C17: short for obsolete hockamore Hochheimer)  

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hock          [3]  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
      vb  
1    tr   to pawn or pledge  
      n  
2    the state of being in pawn (esp. in the phrase in hock)  
3    in hock  
a    in prison  
b    in debt  
     (C19: from Dutch hok prison, debt)  
  hocker      n  

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in hock, hoick, hocker, hockey

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