groin

noun
\ ˈgrȯin How to pronounce groin (audio) \

Definition of groin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 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

groin

verb
groined; groining; groins

Definition of groin (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to build or equip with groins

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Noun

groin 2a

In the meaning defined above

Examples of groin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun However, Anthony Davis played just five minutes after returning to the lineup and aggravating a groin injury. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Chris Paul had eight points and 12 assists for the Suns, who jumped to a huge early advantage in the opening minutes of Game 6 while Anthony Davis struggled and eventually left due to his groin injury. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 Chris Paul had eight points and 12 assists for the Suns, who jumped to a huge early advantage in the opening minutes of Game 6 while Anthony Davis struggled and eventually left due to his groin injury. Greg Beacham, orlandosentinel.com, 4 June 2021 By the end, there were too many straws on the Lakers’ backs, and Davis’s groin injury proved to be the backbreaker. BostonGlobe.com, 4 June 2021 Chris Paul had eight points and 12 assists for the Suns, who jumped to a huge early advantage in the opening minutes of Game 6 while Anthony Davis struggled and eventually left due to his groin injury. Greg Beacham, ajc, 4 June 2021 Think about how that can happen with Anthony Davis, at best, limited by a groin injury and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope limping after Devin Booker at Staples Center on Thursday night. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 With stifling defense and balanced offense, coupled with Anthony Davis missing the second half with a groin injury, the Suns knotted this best-of-7 series with a 100-92 win over the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 30 May 2021 In his first game with the Jets, Mosley made six tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and recovered a fumble before a groin injury forced him off the field late in the third quarter. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of groin

Noun

circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for groin

Noun

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

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The first known use of groin was circa 1532

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“Groin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groin. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for groin

groin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of groin

: the area of the body where your legs come together

groin

noun
\ ˈgrȯin How to pronounce groin (audio) \

Kids Definition of groin

: the fold or area where the abdomen joins the thigh

groin

noun
\ ˈgrȯin How to pronounce groin (audio) \

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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