hog-backed [hawg-bakt, hog-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. cambered, as the ridge of a roof, a hill, etc.

Origin of hog-backed First recorded in 1645–55 Examples from the Web for hog-backed Historical Examples of hog-backed

  • AT the head of the cavalcade rode Turka, on a hog-backed roan.


    Leo Tolstoy

  • We ascended the side of the hog-backed hill to the north of the Rhyadr.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • Behind her, green pines, two babies, and a hog-backed bridge spanning a bottle-green river running over blue boulders.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Its length varied greatly, and it had a hog-backed blade tempered almost as finely as the sword itself.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2


  • Now it is she who takes the upper hand, and pushes the hog-backed one before her through the water.

    Grim: The Story of a Pike

    Svend Fleuron

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