loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin \

Definition of loin 

1a : the part of a human being or quadruped on each side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs

b : a cut of meat comprising this part of one or both sides of a carcass with the adjoining half of the vertebrae included but without the flank

2 loins plural

a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips

b(1) : the pubic region

(2) : the reproductive organs

Examples of loin in a Sentence

There was a towel wrapped around his loins.

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Tip: To save money and control thickness, buy a whole pork loin and cut the chops yourself instead of buying them pre-cut. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: The Leftovers’ Award-Winning Pork Chops," 6 June 2018 Bringing is extremely beneficial to leaner cuts of meat and poultry — think boneless skinless chicken breast and boneless pork loin chops. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Brining helps meat stay moist during grilling," 23 May 2018 The mountainous Korean outpost, nicknamed Pork Chop Hill for its vague resemblance to the loin cut, had been the site of frequent skirmishes since the conflict began in 1950. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Joseph Clemons Jr., hero of Pork Chop Hill, dies at 90," 22 May 2018 Grand champion: Pulled pork, pork ribs, pork loin, pork sausage. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que," 13 July 2018 With sharp chef's knife, cut pork loin almost all the way in half lengthwise; open halves like a book. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Cider-Glazed Pork and Apples," 22 Sep. 2015 RestaurantsHousemade: The silent science behind three signature dishes at Duna Tuna Poke Remove bloodline and skin from whole tuna loin. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 The loin and the rings are coated in a batter with a smooth funnel cake-like taste and texture, minus the powdered sugar. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Batter up: Here are 18 KC-area places to get perfect, golden-fried onion rings," 21 June 2018 Appetizer round Basket ingredients: Tuna loin, finger radishes, soy cooked eggs, seven-layer dip Kraus' dish: Nicoise salad with tuna marinated in the soy from eggs and pickled radish. Becca Smouse, azcentral, "Tempe, Scottsdale chefs fall to pressures of Food Network's chopping block," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of loin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for loin

Middle English loyne, from Anglo-French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea, from Latin lumbus; akin to Old English lendenu loins, Old Church Slavonic lędviję

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loin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of loin

: an area on the back of an animal's body near the tail

: meat from this area

loins : the area of a person's body that includes the sexual organs

loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin \

Kids Definition of loin

1 : the part of the body between the hip and the lower ribs

2 : a piece of meat (as beef) from the loin of an animal

loin

noun
\ ˈlȯin \

Medical Definition of loin 

1 : the part of the body of a human or a quadruped that is situated on each side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs

2 loins plural

a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips

b(1) : the pubic region

(2) : the generative organs not usually used technically in senses 2a, b

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