2. The popliteal space; the ham.
(Hock), v. t. To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
(Hock"a*more) n. [See 1st Hock.] A Rhenish wine. [Obs.] See Hock. Hudibras.
(Hock"day`) n. [Cf. AS. hocor mockery, scorn.] A holiday commemorating the expulsion of
the Danes, formerly observed on the second Tuesday after Easter; called also hocktide. [Eng.] [Written
(Hock"ey) n. [From Hook, n.]
1. A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to
drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals.
2. The stick used by the players. [Written also hookey and hawkey.]
(Hock"herb`) n. (Bot.) The mallow.
(Hoc"kle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hockled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hockling ] [From 2d Hock.]
1. To hamstring; to hock; to hough. Hanmer.
2. To mow, as stubble. Mason.
(Ho"cus) v. t. [See Hocus- pocus.]
1. To deceive or cheat. Halliwell.
2. To adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker. Dickens.
3. To stupefy with drugged liquor. Thackeray.
1. One who cheats or deceives. South.
2. Drugged liquor.
(Ho"cus-po"cus) n. [Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Cf. Hoax, Hocus.]
1. A term used by jugglers in pretended incantations.
2. A juggler or trickster. Sir T. Herbert.
3. A juggler's trick; a cheat; nonsense. Hudibras.
(Ho"cus-po"cus), v. t. To cheat. [Colloq.] L'Estrange.
(Hod) n. [Prov. E. for hold, i. e., that which holds. See Hold.]
1. A kind of wooden tray with a handle, borne on the shoulder, for carrying mortar, brick, etc.
2. A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.
(Hod"den*gray`) a. [Perh. akin to E. hoiden rustic, clownish.] Applied to coarse cloth
made of undyed wool, formerly worn by Scotch peasants. [Scot.]