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
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.
New York catcher Gary Sanchez was written into the lineup after going through pregame work to test his tender groin, an injury from Thursday night.
Catcher Gary Sanchez (groin), who struck out as a pinch-hitter, and Aaron Hicks (Achilles’) were out of the lineup for a second consecutive day, and Holliday was sidelined when his face became red and swollen after eating breakfast in the ballpark.
Later, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was involved in a pileup of players and delivered two swipes to Iman Shumpert’s groin area as the referees tried to get control.
This dominant receiver has been turning heads since his junior season, and much of that continued this spring, despite Jason battling a groin injury and conditioning issues that ensued.
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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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