hog·​back | \ ˈhȯg-ˌbak How to pronounce hogback (audio) , ˈhäg-\

Definition of hogback

: a ridge of land formed by the outcropping edges of tilted strata broadly : a ridge with a sharp summit and steeply sloping sides

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Soon these will give way to starker vistas of tenuous grassland and hogback mesa. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 The developer that owns the property, Three Dinos, offered to swap land parcels with Jeffco Open Space and donate funds toward a new visitor center at a location further to the west, closer to the hogback, should the rezoning be approved. Josie Klemaier, The Denver Post, "Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center’s future still uncertain as dust settles over development," 23 May 2017 MORRISON — Midway through their regular 27-mile Sunday bike ride, a dozen members of the Sticky Bun Riders pause at the bottom of Dinosaur Ridge before a short but difficult climb over the hogback adjacent to Red Rocks Park. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "The inspiring story of a group of seniors who found the fountain of youth through cycling," 12 May 2017 Turn right on Red Rock, two miles to Perry Park Boulevard, which heads east through the hogback to the country club. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "In scenic Perry Park, enjoy cheeseburgers at golf club today, for touring some walkout ranches from the $500s," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hogback

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hogback was in 1840

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