haunch

Part of speech: noun

The fleshy part of the hip.

Part of speech: noun

The part of an arch on either side of its crown.

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Usage examples "haunch":

  1. Matters stand exactly as they did: after six hours' consumption, the mouth is still sucking at the lower end of the right haunch. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  2. And my lord's view, Mr. Vaughan, is that he who hits the buck should have the haunch. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. With death before and behind, our hero had no alternative but to swerve, for the trunk of the huge creature was already almost over the haunch of his terrified horse. - "Hunting the Lions", R.M. Ballantyne.