hogback vs horseback what difference

what is difference between hogback and horseback

English

Etymology

hog +‎ back

Noun

hogback (plural hogbacks)

  1. (geology) A sharp steep-sided ridge formed by the erosion of tilting strata
  2. A hogframe.
  3. A Viking grave marker taking the form of a recumbent monument, generally with a curved (hogbacked) ridge and outwardly curved sides.

Related terms

  • hogbacked

See also

  • Hog’s Back


English

Etymology

From Middle English horsebacke, horsebak, horsbak, equivalent to horse +‎ back.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔɹsˌbæk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːsˌbæk/

Noun

horseback (plural horsebacks)

  1. (usually with on, upon, etc.) The back of a horse.
  2. A ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders.

Synonyms

  • (ridge): esker

Derived terms

  • angels on horseback
  • devils on horseback

Translations

Adverb

horseback (not comparable)

  1. On the back of a horse.
    He rode horseback into town.

Synonyms

  • ahorse, ahorseback, on horseback

Translations

Anagrams

  • backshore

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