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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.
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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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(ˈhɔgˌbæk, ˈhɒg-)

a long, sharply crested ridge usu. formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.
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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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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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Players should note the pin position as there is a hogs back running through the centre of the green.
While the previous questions focused on implications of the spot market disappearing or of restrictions to force hogs back into the spot market, there are equally challenging questions regarding an alternative to the spot market.
The pigs simply vanished, however, and my attention was pulled from hogs back to turkeys at the sound of a distant gobble.
After basically stinking up the place for three and a half quarters, Jones somehow led the Hogs back from the brink with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but the craziest was the final, three-play, 80-yard drive: a 49-yard pass to a wide open Richard Smith near the Hogs' bench, an incompletion, and then a 31-yard completion to Decori Birmingham over two LSU defenders for the tying score.
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