- an area 4½ inches (11.4 cm) square at each corner of a billiard table.
- the situation in which both balls to be struck by the cue ball are within this area.
- crossword puzzle,
- croton bug
Origin of crotch
Examples from the Web for crotches
Several of them make direct eye contact with Tompkins while others gesture suggestively toward their crotches.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poles are laid in the crotches, lengthwise of the bed, and canvas covering double-lapped over them.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
These were driven into the soil so that the crotches stood about six feet from the ground.Jack the Young Canoeman|George Bird Grinnell
Two-edged saws should not be used because of the injury done to the tree when sawing in crotches.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
I hung it across on that iron rod from two stakes with crotches on top, but it is a little shaky.Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail|Silas K. Boone
Occasionally houses were built in crotches from two to six feet above ground.Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana|Henry S. Fitch
- the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
- the human external genitals or the genital area
- the corresponding part of a pair of trousers, pants, etc
Word Origin for crotch
1530s, original meaning "pitchfork," from Old North French croche "shepherd's crook," variant of croc "hook" (see crochet); meaning "region where the body forks" is 1590s.