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Before anyone gets their haunches up, though, this isn't a re-litigation of the alleged debate over whether the NBA is better than college basketball.
The big lion walked up, his eye catching the movement in our house, and then settled into his haunches to watch the action.
Then, as if my presence is sensed, there’s a howl from within, a bounding of a beast — presumably with great haunches and maybe two heads — for the door.
There are tracks of several species of mammals likely hunting worms or grubs, including a new species of squirrel-like mammal that sat on its haunches for a moment, leaving an imprint.
But the Real ID version features, in the top right corner, a grizzly bear, the state’s official animal, with a white star on its haunch, like a hip tattoo.
Vendors squat down low on their haunches, presiding over mounds of dried squid or bitter gourd.
Styling details at the back, like those raised haunches over the rear wheels and the floating roofline, conspire to make the hatchback look almost like a crossover, at least to my eyes.
Everything about her is intentional, subtly humanized and meaningful: her half-pregnant belly, her upright posture and feminine haunch.
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Origin and Etymology of haunch
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
HAUNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of haunch for English Language Learners
: the upper part of a person's or animal's leg; especially : the upper part of an animal's rear leg used as meat
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