hog-backed

adjective
variants: or hogback \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of hog-backed

: having an arched back or prominence a hog-backed island in the channel

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of hog-backed

1611, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About hog-backed

Time Traveler for hog-backed

Time Traveler

The first known use of hog-backed was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near hog-backed

hogback

hog-backed

hog badger

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hog-backed

Cite this Entry

“Hog-backed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog-backed. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!