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haunch

noun \ˈhnch, ˈhänch\

: the upper part of a person's or animal's leg; especially : the upper part of an animal's rear leg used as meat

Full Definition of HAUNCH

1
a :  hip 1a
b :  hindquarter 2 —usually used in plural
2
:  hindquarter 1
3
:  either side of an arch between the springing and the crown
on one's haunches
:  in a squatting position

Origin of HAUNCH

Middle English haunche, from Anglo-French hanche, haunche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch hanke haunch
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with HAUNCH

HAUNCHES Defined for Kids

haunch

noun \ˈhnch\

Definition of HAUNCH for Kids

1
:  hindquarter <The dog sat on its haunches.>
2
:  the upper part of a person's thigh together with the back part of the hip

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