hog-back

hogback

[hawg-bak, hog-]
noun Geology.
a long, sharply crested ridge, generally formed of steeply inclined strata that are especially resistant to erosion.

Origin:
1655–65; hog + back1

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hogback (ˈhɒɡˌbæk)
 
n
1.  Also called: hog's back a narrow ridge that consists of steeply inclined rock strata
2.  archaeol a Saxon or Scandinavian tomb with sloping sides

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