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haunch

 (hônch, hŏnch)
n.
1. The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in humans and certain other animals.
2. The loin and leg of a four-footed animal, especially as used for food: a haunch of venison.
3. Architecture Either of the sides of an arch, curving down from the apex to an impost.

[Middle English haunche, from Old French hanche, from Frankish *hanka.]

haunch

(hɔːntʃ)
n
1. (Anatomy) the human hip or fleshy hindquarter of an animal, esp a horse or similar quadruped
2. (Cookery) the leg and loin of an animal, used for food: a haunch of venison.
3. (Architecture) architect Also called: hance the part of an arch between the impost and the apex
[C13: from Old French hanche; related to Spanish, Italian anca, of Germanic origin; compare Low German hanke]
haunched adj

haunch

(hɔntʃ, hɑntʃ)

n.
1. the hip or the fleshy part of the body about the hip.
2. a hindquarter of an animal.
3. the leg and loin of an animal, used for food.
4.
a. either side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to the impost.
b. the part of a beam projecting below a floor or roof slab.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French hanche < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch hanke haunch, hip]
haunched, adj.

haunch

- The buttock and thigh together.
See also related terms for thigh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haunch - the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
2.haunch - the loin and leg of a quadruped
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
croupe, rump, croup, hindquarters - the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
Translations
رِدْفعَجْز، كَفَل
hýžděkýtazadek
bagdelbagpartinumse
afturparturmjöîm, lend
kulšisšlaunisužpakalinis kumpis
gurns

haunch

[hɔːntʃ] N [of animal] → anca f; [of person] → cadera f; [of meat] → pierna f
to sit on one's haunchessentarse en cuclillas

haunch

[ˈhɔːntʃ] nhanche f
haunch of venison → cuissot m de chevreuil
to be squatting on one's haunches [person] → être accroupi(e)

haunch

n (of person)Hüfte f; (= hip area)Hüftpartie f; (of animal, = hindquarters) → Hinterbacke f; (= top of leg)Keule f; (Cook) → Keule f, → Lendenstück nt; haunchesGesäß nt; (of animal)Hinterbacken pl; to go down on one’s haunchesin die Hocke gehen; to squat on one’s haunchesin der Hocke sitzen; the dog was sitting on its haunchesder Hund saß auf den Hinterbeinen; haunch of venison (Cook) → Rehkeule f

haunch

[hɔːntʃ] n (of person, animal) → anca (Culin) → coscia
to sit on one's haunches (person) → accoccolarsi (animal) → sedersi (sulle zampe posteriori)
a haunch of venison → una coscia di cervo

haunch

(hoːntʃ) noun
1. (usually in plural) the fleshy part of the hip. The children were squatting on their haunches.
2. the leg and lower part of the body of a deer etc, as meat. a haunch of venison.
References in classic literature ?
Perceiving her, he threw his horse back on its haunches, to prevent a collision.
Just as he came to the park gates the little thing turned toward them; the man, without word or warning, wrenched the creature's head round with such a force and suddenness that he nearly threw it on its haunches.
There was a garret above, pierced with a scuttle over his head; and down through this scuttle came a cat, suspended around the haunches by a string; she had a rag tied about her head and jaws to keep her from mewing; as she slowly descended she curved upward and clawed at the string, she swung downward and clawed at the intangible air.
The two magnificent brutes sat squatted on their haunches, with their great heads over the table, watching the progress of the meal, with the profoundest attention, but apparently expecting no share in it.
Suddenly, the postilions exchange speech with animated gesticulation, and the horses are pulled up, almost on their haunches.
They form up to meet us; the stream is passed; our wounded rise upon their haunches and wave us on.
The lances burst into shivers up to the very grasp, and it seemed at the moment that both knights had fallen, for the shock had made each horse recoil backwards upon its haunches.
But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare, together with a colt and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
The bushes rustled a little in the thicket, and Father Wolf dropped with his haunches under him, ready for his leap.
This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only, describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement--the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.
cried the king, drawing up his horse with a sudden jerk, which threw it on its haunches, and seizing the bridle of Athos's horse.
This animal is by no means so active as the bighorn; it does not bound much, but sits a good deal upon its haunches.