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haunch bone

the ilium or hipbone.
Origin of haunch bone
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I gave a portion of it to each of the Fenian chiefs, and there remained none for my own share but a haunch bone.

  • The bones principally involved are the upper bones of the legs, the haunch bone, and the middle bones of the spinal column.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for haunch bone

haunch bone

a nontechnical name for the ilium, hipbone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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