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hipbone

[ hip-bohn ]
/ ˈhɪpˌboʊn /
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noun
the ilium.
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Origin of hipbone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at hip1, bone
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How to use hipbone in a sentence

  • He hoisted the box to the level of his hipbone, feeling as if his spine would snap.

  • I was fortunately too near for the full effect of the blow, but the hoof took me at the hipbone, and for the moment paralyzed me.

    In Direst Peril|David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for hipbone

hipbone
/ (ˈhɪpˌbəʊn) /

noun
the nontechnical name for innominate bone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for hipbone

hipbone
[ hĭpbōn′ ]

Either of two large, flat bones, each forming one of the outer borders of the pelvis in mammals and consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis.
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