haunchless

haunch

[hawnch, hahnch]
noun
1.
the hip.
2.
the fleshy part of the body about the hip.
3.
a hindquarter of an animal.
4.
the leg and loin of an animal, used for food.
5.
Architecture.
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.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English haunche < Old French hanche < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch hanke haunch, hip, German Hanke haunch

haunched, adjective
haunchless, adjective

haunch, hunch.
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haunch (hɔːntʃ)
 
n
1.  the human hip or fleshy hindquarter of an animal, esp a horse or similar quadruped
2.  the leg and loin of an animal, used for food: a haunch of venison
3.  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

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haunch
earlly 13c., from O.Fr. hanche, from Frankish *hanka (cf. O.H.G. hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," lit. "joint;" M.Du. hanke "haunch"), from P.Gmc. *khink-.
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