Definitions for haunchhɔntʃ, hɑntʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

haunchhɔntʃ, hɑntʃ(n.)

  1. the hip or the fleshy part of the body about the hip.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a hindquarter of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the leg and loin of an animal, used for food.

  4. either side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to the impost. the part of a beam projecting below a floor or roof slab.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of haunch:

1150–1200; ME < OF hanche < Gmc; cf. MD hanke haunch, hip


Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunch(noun)

    the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

  2. haunch(noun)

    the loin and leg of a quadruped


  1. haunch(Noun)

    The area encompassing the upper thigh, hip and buttocks on one side of a human, primate, or quadruped animal, especially one that is able to sit on its hindquarters.

  2. haunch(Noun)

    The loin and leg of a quadruped, especially when used as food.

  3. haunch(Noun)

    A squat vertical support structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haunch(noun)

    the hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part

  2. Haunch(noun)

    of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison

Translations for haunch

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually in plural) the fleshy part of the hip

The children were squatting on their haunches.

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