Face red, eyes bulging to the ceiling, she lifted the bar from its stand and then lowered herself onto her haunches.
“He was so quick, he could get around you before you got off your haunches,” says one former teammate.
McAuliffe was still squatting on his haunches near the burnt matting. '
And all the while the she-wolf sat on her haunches and smiled.
The Indians rode their ponies up to the heavy doors and threw them on their haunches against them.
Jud dropped my rein and wrenched the Cardinal around on his haunches.
He sat on his haunches and laughed at the audience, and pricked up his ears at the sound of a boy munching a biscuit in the pit.
The bear sat upon his haunches and complacently regarded the Yankee.
Suddenly, as though waking from a day-dream, he drew in his horse with such force as almost to throw it upon its haunches.
He sat on his haunches and looked at us, uttering a tremendous growl.
early 13c., from Old French hanche (12c.) "hip, thigh; haunch," from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *hanka (cf. Old High German hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," literally "joint;" Middle Dutch hanke "haunch"). "It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced hanch" [OED]. Related: Haunches.