- 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.
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Origin of haunch
OTHER WORDS FROM haunchhaunched, adjectivehaunchless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH haunchhaunch , hunch
Example sentences from the Web for haunch
A haunched mortise-and-tenon is made by cutting away part of the tenon so that that part of it will be much shorter than the rest.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
Robert dropped into the first chair, and sat therein, haunched up as in a lapse of despair and weariness.The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Between the two is a marble-topped console, with haunched gilt legs ending in sphinx claws.The Doctor's Dilemma|George Bernard Shaw
Men and women were haunched about the fire, above which simmered several pots with the savory odor of cooking meat.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
A Haunched Tenon as used at the end of a door frame is shown at Fig. 130.Woodwork Joints|William Fairham