hog ring


Definition of hog ring

1 : a split metal ring usually with beveled points that can be pushed through the median cartilage of the nose of a pig and there locked to prevent rooting or to serve as a means of leading the animal
2 : an upholstery fastener resembling a hog ring

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Other Words from hog ring

hog-ringer \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \ noun

First Known Use of hog ring

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hog ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog%20ring. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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