Definition of hog frame in English:

hog frame

noun

US
Shipbuilding
historical
  • A framework of beams usually fixed above the deck and extending the length of the ship, intended to add stability and prevent hogging.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New York Herald. From hog + frame.

Pronunciation

hog frame

/ˈhɒɡ freɪm/