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groin

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noun \ˈgrȯin\

Simple Definition of groin

  • : the area of the body where your legs come together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of groin

  1. 1 :  the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh; also :  the region of this line

  2. 2 a :  the projecting curved line along which two intersecting vaults meet b :  a rib that covers this edge

  3. 3 :  a rigid structure built out from a shore to protect the shore from erosion, to trap sand, or to direct a current for scouring a channel

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Origin and Etymology of groin

alteration of Middle English grynde, from Old English, abyss; akin to Old English grund ground


First Known Use: circa 1532


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groin

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Definition of groin

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to build or equip with groins



Illustration of groin

Circa 1816

First Known Use of groin

circa 1816

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GROIN Defined for Kids

groin

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noun \ˈgrȯin\

Definition of groin for Students

  1. :  the fold or area where the abdomen joins the thigh




Medical Dictionary

groin

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noun \ˈgrȯin\

Medical Definition of groin

  1. :  the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh; also :  the region of this line




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