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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunchnoun

    the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

  2. haunchnoun

    the loin and leg of a quadruped

Wiktionary

  1. haunchnoun

    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. haunchnoun

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

  3. haunchnoun

    A squat vertical support structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haunchnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]

  2. Haunchnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haunch

    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.]

  2. Haunch

    hawnsh, v.t. (prov.) to throw with an underhand movement.—n. a jerked underhand throw.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. haunch

    A sudden fall or break, as from the drifts forward and aft to the waist. The same as hance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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