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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 ?
`And when Oedipus noticed the haunch (1) he threw it on the ground and said: "Oh!
From all of her year she may claim One haunch of each kill for her litter, and none may deny her the same.
"Come in," said one of them, ironically, "and partake of your favourite dish, a haunch of mutton."
When we gave a dinner at home, we had gravy soup, turbot and lobster-sauce, haunch of mutton, boiled fowls and tongue, lukewarm oyster-patties and sticky curry for side-dishes; wild duck, cabinet-pudding, jelly, cream and tartlets.
Long and broad in the haunch. Vassily Fedorovitch, isn't she splendid?" he said to the bailiff, quite forgiving him for the buckwheat under the influence of his delight in the calf.
The venison was roasted to a turn -- and everybody said they never saw so fat a haunch. The soup was fifty times better than what we had at the Lucases' last week; and even Mr.
At such times, confronted by three sets of savage teeth, the young wolf stopped precipitately, throwing himself back on his haunches, with fore-legs stiff, mouth menacing, and mane bristling.
Suddenly I saw a man almost under the animal's nose, and reined in with a jerk that came near setting the creature 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.
In the stern was Mugambi, and just in front of him squatted Akut, while between Akut and Tarzan the twelve hairy apes sat upon their haunches, blinking dubiously this way and that, and now and then turning their eyes longingly back toward shore.
Look at their grand shaggy feet that seem to grasp the firm earth, at the patient strength of their necks, bowed under the heavy collar, at the mighty muscles of their struggling haunches! I should like well to hear them neigh over their hardly earned feed of corn, and see them, with their moist necks freed from the harness, dipping their eager nostrils into the muddy pond.
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. Recovering itself it was going on, when he began to lash it furiously.