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HOG, noun

1. A swine; a general name of that species of animal.

2. In England, a castrated sheep of a year old.

3. A bullock of a year old.

4. A brutal fellow; one who is mean and filthy.

5. Among seamen, a sort of scrubbing-broom for scraping a ship's bottom under water.

HOG, verb transitive To scrape a ship's bottom under water.

1. To carry on the back. [Local.]

2. To cut the hair short, like the bristles of a hog [Local.]

HOG, verb intransitive To bend, so as to resemble in some degree a hog's back; as, a ship hogs in lanching.