Definition of Haunch

1. Noun. The hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings.

Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk



2. Noun. The loin and leg of a quadruped.
Group relationships: Quadruped
Generic synonyms: Croup, Croupe, Hindquarters, Rump

Definition of Haunch

1. n. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.

Definition of Haunch

1. Noun. (anatomy) The area encompassing the upper thigh, hip and buttocks on one side of a human, primate, or quadruped animal, especially one that is able to sit on its hindquarters. ¹

2. Noun. The loin and leg of a quadruped, especially when used as food. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) A squat vertical support structure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haunch

1. the hindquarter [n -ES] : HAUNCHED [adj] - See also: hindquarter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haunch

hauls
hauls ass
haulse
haulsed
haulses
haulsing
haulst
hault
haulyard
haulyards
haum
haums
haunce
haunced
haunces
haunch (current term)
haunched
haunches
haunching
hauncing
haunt
haunted
haunted house
haunted houses
hauntedly
hauntedness
haunter
haunters
haunting
hauntingly

Literary usage of Haunch

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1. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"To dress haunch of Mutton. A gravy must be made of a pound and a half of loin of old ... Put a paste of coarse flour or strong paper, and fold the haunch in ..."

2. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"THE haunch OF VENISON. A POETICAL EPISTLE TO LOUD CLARE. Thanks, my lord, for your venison, for finer or fatter Never ranged in a forest, or smoked in a ..."

3. Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and by Thomas Campbell (1819)
"To go oil with my taleā€”as I gaz'd on the haunch, I thought of a friend -that was trusty and staunch, So I cut it, and sent it to Reynolds ..."

4. Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay by Leigh Hunt (1890)
"Thanks, my lord, for your venison; for finer or fatter Ne'er rang'd in a forest, or smok'd in a platter; The haunch was a picture for painters to study, ..."

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