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 (hôg′băk′, hŏg′-)
A sharp ridge with steeply sloping sides, produced by erosion of the broken edges of highly tilted strata.


1. (Geological Science) Also called: hog's back a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
2. (Archaeology) archaeol a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides


(ˈhɔgˌbæk, ˈhɒg-)

a long, sharply crested ridge usu. formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.


1. A Saxon or Viking tomb that curves down toward the ends and has sloping sides.
2. A long, narrow ridge that is steep on both sides.


A sharp ridge running along the top of a hill.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hogback - a narrow ridge of hillshogback - a narrow ridge of hills    
ridgeline, ridge - a long narrow range of hills
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In November 2015, in the spirit of that partnership, Reclamation received a request from the three Navajo Nation Chapter Farm Boards that rely on irrigation water from the Hogback Canal to support a study to find and evaluate options for a secondary water source for the canal, in case water quality in the San Juan River again falls below acceptable standards.
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The area has some impressive archaeology, particularly on Wirral, including what appears to be weaponry from a Viking burial at Meols, two Viking hogback tombstones (at West Kirby and Bidston), some fantastic cross fragments at Neston (including a replica reconstruction showing the touching image of a Viking couple embracing) and evidence of two Viking houses at Irby and Lingham/Moreton.
The Hogback Stone will be taken from Govan Old Church in Glasgow to form part of a new exhibition called Vikings: Life and Legend.
I was on the summit of a near-vertical hogback ridge, far above timberline, in a whiteout.
The inspection showed that the remaining contaminated spots were concentrated at the river's right margin, between the Serra do Mar hogback and Eletropaulo's (electricity distribution company) transformation and transmission station.
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