the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
the loin and leg of a quadruped
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.
The loin and leg of a quadruped, especially when used as food.
A squat vertical support structure.
the hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part
of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison
Origin: [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hawnsh, n. the fleshy part of the hip and buttock: (Shak.) the hip, the hind-part, the rear: (archit.) the middle part between the vertex or crown and the springing of an arch.—adjs. Haunch′less; Haunch′y. [O. Fr. hanche; prob. Ger., Old High Ger. anchâ, leg.]
hawnsh, v.t. (prov.) to throw with an underhand movement.—n. a jerked underhand throw.
The numerical value of haunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of haunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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