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
2a : the projecting curved line along which two intersecting vaults meetb : 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
Recent Examples of groin from the Web
According to Elamin, she was questioned extensively about her research and the political situation in Sudan, patted down in her chest and groin areas, and briefly handcuffed and taken to a 24-hour holding area—
Norris was placed on the 10-day DL on July 6 with a left groin strain.
Those problems have been made even worse by a groin injury to outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who is not expected back anytime soon.
Garza suffered a right-groin strain in his final spring-training start and missed about three weeks, then just days later Guerra was felled by his calf injury.
Jones was suspended one game for hitting Raptors post player Bismack Biyombo in the groin in the 2016 conference finals.
Favorite spots for ticks to bite include the groin area, under the arms, and behind the ears.
Katherine Reynolds (left groin strain) is still working her way back to full health and won't be able to return to training for at least a couple more weeks, Parsons said.
Inguinal hernias, the type that form in the groin, are more often found in men and usually can form because of heavy lifting or straining. ·
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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 1532See Words from the same year
Definition of groin
: to build or equip with groins
First Known Use of groin
GROIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of groin for English Language Learners
: the area of the body where your legs come together
GROIN Defined for Kids
Definition of groin for Students
: the fold or area where the abdomen joins the thigh
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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