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Ham (?), n.

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[North of Eng.]

Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ham (?), n. [AS. ham; akin to D. ham, dial. G. hamme, OHG. hamma. Perh. named from the bend at the ham, and akin to E. chamber. Cf. Gammon ham.]

1. Anat.

The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

2.

The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.

A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak ham. Shak.

 

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