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hucklebone

[huhk-uh l-bohn]
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noun
  1. hipbone.
  2. knucklebone(def 2).
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Origin of hucklebone

First recorded in 1475–85; huckle + bone
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Historical Examples

  • Here cockal is the old name for a game with four hucklebones (Halliwell), and is further made to mean the hucklebone itself.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer


British Dictionary definitions for hucklebone

hucklebone

noun archaic
  1. the anklebone; talus
  2. the hipbone; innominate bone
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