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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 periodicals archive ?
A haunch is the hindquarters of a cow, a term that makes me think of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men feasting on haunches of beef roasted over an open fire after one of their "rob the rich, to give to the poor" escapades (yes, as a child I was a Robin Hood fan with an overactive imagination).