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Meaning of HAUNCH

Pronunciation:  honch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the loin and leg of a quadruped
  2. [n]  the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

HAUNCH is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: body, body part, croup, croupe, hindquarters, quadruped, rump, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Haunch\ (?; 277), n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf.
OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E.
1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the
   pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.

2. Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of

{Haunch bone}. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}.

{Haunches of an arch} (Arch.), the parts on each side of the
   crown of an arch. (See {Crown}, n., 11.) Each haunch may
   be considered as from one half to two thirds of the half

Thesaurus Terms
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