Definition of in hock
1 in the possession of a pawnbroker His gold watch is in hock.
2 : in debt He is in hock to his boss for several thousand dollars.
Word by Word Definitions
: the tarsal joint or region in the hind limb of a digitigrade quadruped (such as the horse) corresponding to the human ankle but elevated and bending backward — see horse illustration
: a joint of a fowl's leg that corresponds to the hock of a quadruped
: a small cut of meat from a front or hind leg just above the foot
: rhine wine
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