- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM haunchhaunched, adjectivehaunchless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH haunchhaunch , hunch
How to use haunch in a sentence
“He was so quick, he could get around you before you got off your haunches,” says one former teammate.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Face red, eyes bulging to the ceiling, she lifted the bar from its stand and then lowered herself onto her haunches.
Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Old Captain sat up on his haunches, his slantwise eyes wide open with wonder.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
"Stop, my young friend," said Crafty, sitting bolt upright on his haunches.
But Frederick seized the horse by the bridle, and with a violent jerk forced the animal back upon its haunches.
Charley's horse fell back upon his haunches;—there was giant might in the hand that reined him;—an inch nearer, and she was lost!Alone|Marion Harland