- 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
How to use haunch in a sentence
The ravens hovered about the place and wise gray wolves sat haunched in a still larger ring without.The Way of an Indian|Frederic Remington
It was a big gray wolf, standing with back haunched and head down, watching and scenting something beyond.
Between the two is a marble-topped console, with haunched gilt legs ending in sphinx claws.The Doctor's Dilemma|George Bernard Shaw
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
Here women, light-heeled, heavy-haunched, pace up and down the flags in graceful gait.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani