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Definition of bock

: a dark lager beer with a high alcohol content that has a strong flavor of malt and a mild flavor of hops and is typically sold in the winter or early spring

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Recent Examples on the Web Southlake is bringing bock its Oktoberfest fall festival. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Southlake’s Oktoberfest gets the green light," 26 Mar. 2021 Sotheby’s expects to sell the Inverted Jenny plate bock for $5 million to $7 million and the double eagle for $10 million to $15 million. James Barron, New York Times, "He Owns World Famous Stamps and a Prized Coin. Now He’s Selling.," 10 Mar. 2021 The 45-year-old man was walking his dog around noon in the 1300 bock of Constance Street (map), New Orleans police said, when someone approached him from behind. Carlie Wells,, "Dog attacks gunman, thwarting armed robbery in Lower Garden District," 26 Jan. 2021 Officers were called to the 2900 bock of Priscilla Avenue at shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday on reports of a person shot, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Vic Ryckaert, The Indianapolis Star, "Man killed in east-side shooting," 2 Sep. 2020 Shiner has released a number of specialty variations on its beer over the years, including beverages brewed with fruits and a barrel-aged variety of its standard bock. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Shiner’s first hard seltzer to hit Texas stores this month," 4 Aug. 2020 Two to try: Hell helles-style lagerbier and Funeral Bock black bockAt Upright, founder Alex Ganum has built Portland’s low-key hidden gem. oregonlive, "These are Portland’s 20 best breweries for 2020," 21 Jan. 2020 There will be a ceremonial tapping of 17 different bocks at this official kickoff event. Sarah Brookbank,, "Bockfest 2020: What you need to know before you goat," 26 Feb. 2020 Andrzej Rataj, 51, of the 8700 bock of West Summerdale in Chicago, was arrested Oct. 18 in the 7100 block of West Altgeld in Chicago, according to police. Jennifer Fisher,, "Elmwood Park police: driver charged with illegal transportation had open beer in car," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bock

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bock

German, short for Bockbier, by shortening & alteration from Einbecker Bier, literally, beer from Einbeck, from Einbeck, Germany

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14 Apr 2021

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“Bock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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