- either side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to the impost.
- the part of a beam projecting below a floor or roof slab.
Origin of haunch
OTHER WORDS FROM haunchhaunched, adjectivehaunchless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH haunchhaunch , hunch
Words nearby haunch
How to use haunch in a sentence
This chair by British designer Thomas Heatherwick is now on view in his show at Haunch of Venison gallery in New York.
The haunch of buck will take about three hours and three quarters roasting.A Poetical Cook-Book|Maria J. Moss
I have sent a noble haunch of venison this afternoon to Mrs. Vanhomrigh; I wish you had it sirrahs.
It appeared to me there was a haunch of venison hanging over the stern when we came on board?Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
Without one or other of these contrivances, no one should presume to give a haunch of venison to his friends.
Before it is sent to table, the cook should pour over the haunch one wine-glassful of hot port wine.