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6 definitions found
 for Hough
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hock \Hock\, Hough \Hough\, n. [ AS. h?h the heel; prob. akin to
     Icel. h[=a]sinn hock sinew, Dan. hasc, G. hechse, h[aum]chse,
     LG. hacke, D. hak; also to L. coxa hip (cf. Cuisses), Skr.
     kaksha armpit. [root]12. Cf. Heel.]
     1.
        (a) The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the
            leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding
            to the ankle in man.
        (b) A piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the
            front or hind leg, just above the foot.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The popliteal space; the ham.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hough \Hough\, n.
     Same as Hock, a joint.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hough \Hough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Houghed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Houghing.]
     Same as Hock, to hamstring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hough \Hough\, n. [Cf. D. hak. Cf. Hack.]
     An adz; a hoe. [Obs.] --Bp. Stillingfleet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hough \Hough\, v. t.
     To cut with a hoe. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Hough
     to hamstring, i.e., sever the "tendon of Achilles" of the hinder
     legs of captured horses (Josh. 11:6; 2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4),
     so as to render them useless.
     

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