haunch bone

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noun

the ilium or hipbone.

Nearby words

  1. haulback,
  2. hauler,
  3. haulier,
  4. haulm,
  5. haunch,
  6. haunch-bone,
  7. haunt,
  8. haunted,
  9. haunting,
  10. hauntingly

Origin of haunch bone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for haunch-bone

haunch bone

noun

a nontechnical name for the ilium, hipbone
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Word Origin and History for haunch-bone

haunch-bone

n.

late 14c., from haunch + bone (n.).

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