• WordNet 3.6
    • n hogback a narrow ridge of hills
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hogback (Geol) A ridge formed by tilted strata; hence, any ridge with a sharp summit, and steeply sloping sides.
    • Hogback (Arch) An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber laid horizontally; -- the opposite of camber.
    • Hogback (Naut) See Hogframe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hogback A back like that of a hog; a back which rises in the middle.
    • n hogback A fish in which the back is humped some-what like a hog′ s.
    • n hogback A low, sharply crested ridge rising upon the adjacent region, and usually formed of sand or gravel with boulders intermixed: in New England more commonly called horseback. Compare horseback, eskar, kame. At the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains the conspicuously projecting upturned edges of the rocky strata are called “hogbacks,” and the region where these outcrops are common the “hogback country.”
    • n hogback In coal-mining, a sharp rise in the floor of a coal-seam.
    • n hogback A hog-frame.
    • hogback Resembling a hog's back in form: used specifically in describing a small locomotive which is very low in build and has no cab.
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In literature:

I'm a-layin' off to be a-goin' up to brother Ed's up on Hogback Mount'in.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Let them ride hogback through the mud if they will.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
The ground here was a series of four or five hogback ridges about a hundred yards apart.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Pedro and his hundred had been ordered to wait fifteen minutes, until the head of the column should have almost reached the shelter of the hogback.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
The first land he encountered was a high hogback of rock which proved to be an island.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Devil's Tooth ridge, which gave the Lorrigan ranch its name, was really a narrow hogback with a huge rock spire at one end.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
The gaze of the man on the ridge was concentrated on the bit of road which showed on the hogback and the slope beyond.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
They climbed up on one of the hogback rocks some ten yards from shore.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
We're in the neck of a little hogback draw that goes on down to the big canyon.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
The next day we pitched a rough camp on a hogback between two barren plains, about five miles from our main camp.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
They're camped nigh the Hogback on Cranberry Creek.
"Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail" by Silas K. Boone
Suddenly a man on horseback came bounding over the hogback of a hill right below.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey

In poetry:

Out of Ludlow and coal towns in Colorado
Sprang a vengeance of Slav miners, Italians, Scots, Cornishmen, Yanks.
Killings ran under the spoken commands of this boy
With eighty men and rifles on a hogback mountain.
"Memoir Of A Proud Boy" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

HOGBACK — Construction that has plugged up traffic between Hogback and Shiprock for the past six months is expected to end this week.
Try a unique hike at Hogback Ridge.
Colorado's Best Front Range Hikes: Hogback Ridge.
HOGBACK — Construction that has plugged up traffic between Hogback and Shiprock for the past six months is expected to end this week.
4100 Clark Road at Hogback Ann Arbor 48105.
To reach the Hogback Ridge, hike the Foothills Trail by starting at one of two trailheads .