- a forking or place of forking, as of the human body between the legs.
- the part of a pair of trousers, panties, or the like, formed by the joining of the two legs.
- a piece of material serving to form a juncture between the legs of trousers, panties, etc.
- a forked piece, part, support, etc., as a staff with a forked top.
- an area 4½ inches (11.4 cm) square at each corner of a billiard table.
- the situation in which both balls to be struck by the cue ball are within this area.
- Nautical. crutch(def 6).
- the area of a tree at which a main branch joins the trunk.
- the wood from such an area; crotchwood.
Origin of crotch
Examples from the Web for crotches
Several of them make direct eye contact with Tompkins while others gesture suggestively toward their crotches.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve
September 23, 2014
They are erected with posts and crotches, with but little or no frame-work about them.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4
American Anti-Slavery Society
Then from this pole place three or four poles, one end on the ground, the other resting on the pole that rests in the crotches.
Hand in hand they watched the rising sun pierce through it and flood the crotches of the hills with God's splendid canvases.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
Their dead were buried in canoes, which rested in the crotches of forked sticks a few feet above-ground.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete
General Philip Henry Sheridan
Now set two crotches about four feet high and place a pole in these crotches.
- Also called (Brit): crutch
- the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
- the human external genitals or the genital area
- the corresponding part of a pair of trousers, pants, etc
- a forked region formed by the junction of two members
- a forked pole or stick
Word Origin and History for crotches
1530s, original meaning "pitchfork," from Old North French croche "shepherd's crook," variant of croc "hook" (see crochet); meaning "region where the body forks" is 1590s.
- The angle or region of the angle formed by the junction of two parts or members, such as two branches, limbs, or legs.