Face red, eyes bulging to the ceiling, she lifted the bar from its stand and then lowered herself onto her haunches.
“He was so quick, he could get around you before you got off your haunches,” says one former teammate.
McAuliffe was still squatting on his haunches near the burnt matting. '
Deborah, standing near, with her hands on her haunches, laughed heartily.
The Indians rode their ponies up to the heavy doors and threw them on their haunches against them.
It arched its neck back to almost touch its haunches, stiffened, and was still.
He sat on his haunches and laughed at the audience, and pricked up his ears at the sound of a boy munching a biscuit in the pit.
The customer sits on his haunches while the operation is performed.
Suddenly, as though waking from a day-dream, he drew in his horse with such force as almost to throw it upon its haunches.
The venison of the stag was excellent: the haunches were 45 lbs.
early 13c., from Old French hanche (12c.) "hip, thigh; haunch," from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *hanka (cf. Old High German hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," literally "joint;" Middle Dutch hanke "haunch"). "It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced hanch" [OED]. Related: Haunches.