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[n] the loin and leg of a quadruped
[n] the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

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\Haunch\ (?; 277), n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]
1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.
2. Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison. {Haunch bone}. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}. {Haunches of an arch} (Arch.), the parts on each side of the crown of an arch. (See {Crown}, n., 11.) Each haunch may be considered as from one half to two thirds of the half arch.

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