- a pen or enclosed coop for small animals: rabbit hutch.
- a chest, cupboard, bin, etc., for storage.
- any of various chestlike cabinets, raised on legs and having doors or drawers in front, sometimes with open shelves above.
- a small cottage, hut, or cabin.
- a baker's kneading trough.
Origin of hutch
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Examples from the Web for hutch
They found John waiting for them, and he opened the door of the hutch.Golden Moments
But when I went to my little room I did not mock Mrs. Hutch.
It seemed not unreasonable that Mrs. Hutch should have a craving for the rent as such.
I wanted to apologize, but Mrs. Hutch didn't give me a chance.
He never will sleep anywhere except in that one corner of his hutch.Red Rose and Tiger Lily
L. T. Meade
- a cage, usually of wood and wire mesh, for small animals
- informal, derogatory a small house
- a cart for carrying ore
- a trough, esp one used for kneading dough or (in mining) for washing ore
- (tr) to store or keep in or as if in a hutch
Word Origin and History for hutch
c.1200, "storage chest" (also applied to the biblical "ark of God"), from Old French huche, from Medieval Latin hutica "chest," of uncertain origin. Sense of "cupboard for food or dishes" first recorded 1670s; that of "box-like pen for an animal" is from c.1600.