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groin

noun \ ˈgrȯin \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

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


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groin

verb

Definition of groin

groined; groining; groins
: to build or equip with groins

First Known Use of groin

circa 1816

in the meaning defined above

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GROIN Defined for English Language Learners

groin

Definition of groin for English Language Learners

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


GROIN Defined for Kids

groin

noun \ ˈgrȯin \

Definition of groin for Students

: the fold or area where the abdomen joins the thigh

Medical Dictionary

groin

noun \ ˈgrȯin \

medical Definition of groin

: 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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