- 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
Examples from the Web for haunched
Historical Examples of haunched
A Haunched Tenon as used at the end of a door frame is shown at Fig. 130.
This type of tenon is often used at the corner of a frame, and it then requires to be haunched.
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
Haunched around the fires, the forlorn Indians looked and listened and shook their unkempt heads.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
A more complex centering is required where the slab has to be haunched around the I-beams.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
Word Origin for haunch
early 13c., from Old French hanche (12c.) "hip, thigh; haunch," from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *hanka (cf. Old High German hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," literally "joint;" Middle Dutch hanke "haunch"). "It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced hanch" [OED]. Related: Haunches.