Definition of hough in English:
1 variant spelling of hock1 (sense 1).
1.1A joint of meat consisting of the part extending from the hock some way up the leg.
- The starters were poor, though, a thinnish seafood broth with chunks of tinned tomato expiring at the bottom and a ham hough terrine that, while chunkily rustic, contained too much gristle for comfort.
- Potted hough is a Scottish delicacy which remains highly popular.
- This was proper ham hough, with a fabulous gamey taste and not at all salty.
verb[with object] archaic Back to top
Disable (a person or animal) by cutting the hamstrings: his cattle were houghed in the night
More example sentences
- And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
- The four had been accused ‘of theft, inbringing of thieves, murder, mutilation, fireraising, [and] houghing of oxe.’
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