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English definition of “hock”

hock

noun (ANIMAL)    /hɒk/ US  /hɑːk/
[C] the middle joint in the back leg of an animal such as a horseHorses and similar animalsThe legs and feet of non-human animals [C] mainly US the meat on the lower leg of an animal: ham hocksThe legs and feet of non-human animalsCuts of meat
(Definition of hock noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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