hip bone

noun

Definition of hip bone 

: the large flaring bone that constitutes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are fused into one bone in the adult

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Brinson was diagnosed with a right hip bone bruise on Friday afternoon, after the team initially called his ailment right hip inflammation. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson diagnosed with hip bone bruise," 13 July 2018 Irma’s silhouettes are powerful, yet boast a cheeky ’80s flair: Underwear is pulled up high above the hip bones, while bras range from flexible-wired versions with spaghetti straps to a more full-coverage sporty bandeau style. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Russian Lingerie Label Is Creating Cozy, Comfortable, and Sexy Underwear for All," 12 July 2018 Stand up straight, exhale (no sucking in that gut!) and with a soft tape measure record your girth an inch or two above your hip bones. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Many characteristics such as wrist bones, the pelvis, hip bones, the inner ear and the top of the backbone are used by herpetologists to figure out details of a frog’s life and determine its relation to other frogs, the statement said. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, "A surprise find: 99-million-year-old frog encased in amber," 15 June 2018 Many characteristics such as wrist bones, the pelvis, hip bones, the inner ear and the top of the backbone are used by herpetologists to figure out details of a frog’s life and determine its relation to other frogs, the statement said. Allyson Chiu, ajc, "A surprise find: 99-million-year-old frog fossils encased in amber," 15 June 2018 Clearly, the Kryptonian’s knee bone is connected to the hip bone, and that’s key. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Madame Tussauds: A Justice League of their own," 23 May 2018 During their excavations, Ms. Alfsdotter and her team dug up several bashed-in skulls, a shoulder bone with a stab wound and a hip bone that had been severed from back to front. New York Times, "A Massacre Frozen in Time: Skeletons in Sweden Reveal Ancient Attack," 25 Apr. 2018 Others bones are deliberately arranged in bundles with stones brought in from other areas, and in one case, fragments of hip bones from four different individuals were threaded on a tree branch. National Geographic, "Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals," 21 May 2018

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12th century, in the meaning defined above

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hip bone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hip bone

: the large bone between your waist and your legs that has sides that spread outward to form the hips

hip bone

noun
\-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

Medical Definition of hip bone 

: the large flaring bone that makes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are consolidated into one bone in the adult

called also innominate bone, os coxae, pelvic bone

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