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hog·back

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

(ˈhɒɡˌbæk)
n
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
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hog•back

(ˈhɔgˌbæk, ˈhɒg-)

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

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.
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Hogback

A sharp ridge running along the top of a hill.
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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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The roads run along the tops of hogbacks with drops of 50 to 200 feet on each side of the narrow road.
When I lived in Denver, I lived up next to the Hogbacks. I think that's one of the things I liked the most about living there.
Over unruly rivers and hogbacks, the rectangular Gauley River National Recreation Area was placed like a stencil.
The area suffered intense erosion which impacted the geomorphic formations such as: cuestas, ravines, hogbacks, torrent ditches, pyramid-shaped structures.
The trail climbs over ridges, or hogbacks, which give views of the Front Range and plains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west.