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haunch bone

  1. the ilium or hipbone.
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Origin of haunch bone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for haunch-bone

Historical Examples

  • Phao heard his teeth crack on a haunch-bone and grunted approvingly.

    The Second Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for haunch-bone

haunch bone

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


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

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