Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[hip-bohn] /ˈhɪpˌboʊn/
the ilium.
Origin of hipbone
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at hip1, bone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hipbone
Historical Examples
  • I was fortunately too near for the full effect of the blow, but the hoof took me at the hipbone, and for the moment paralyzed me.

    In Direst Peril David Christie Murray
  • He hoisted the box to the level of his hipbone, feeling as if his spine would snap.

British Dictionary definitions for hipbone


the nontechnical name for innominate bone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hipbone in Medicine

hipbone hip·bone (hĭp'bōn')
Either of two large flat bones formed by the fusion of ilium, ischium, and pubis, constituting the lateral half of the pelvis and articulating with its fellow, with the sacrum, and with the femur. Also called coxa, innominate bone.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
hipbone in Science
Either of two large, flat bones, each forming one of the outer borders of the pelvis in mammals and consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for hipbone

Word Value for hipbone

Scrabble Words With Friends