Definition of hogframe

: a trussed frame extending fore and aft especially in American river and lake steamers, being usually above deck, and reaching to the ends to increase longitudinal strength and stiffness and prevent hogging

called also hogback, hogging frame

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First Known Use of hogframe

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Hogframe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogframe. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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