Definition of hog reeve in English:

hog reeve

noun

North American
  • Chiefly in New England and south-eastern Canada: a person appointed to impound stray pigs, and to prevent or assess any damage caused by them.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Records of the Early History of Boston. From hog + reeve.

Pronunciation

hog reeve

/ˈhɒɡriːv/