a pen or enclosed coop for small animals: rabbit hutch.
a chest, cupboard, bin, etc., for storage.
any of various chestlike cabinets, raised on legs and having doors or drawers in front, sometimes with open shelves above.
a small cottage, hut, or cabin.
a baker's kneading trough.
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How to use hutch in a sentence
A hutch is, essentially, an upward extension on the wall side of the desk.
For those who need additional storage, this L-shaped desk comes with a handy and adjustable hutch, plus drawers for any additional documents.
You can also look for an L-shaped desk that includes additional storage, such as drawers or a hutch.
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hutch is an old word for chest or coffer, chiefly used now in the compound ‘rabbit-hutch.’Milton's Comus | John Milton
And I suppose they've got a rabbit hutch, and a monkey, and some white mice?Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
I sat by the hutch and studied the interesting group till I was so stiff with cold that I could hardly walk back to my tent.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
There was her bow standing in a nook beside the hutch, and the quiver of arrows hanging on the wall above it.The Water of the Wondrous Isles | William Morris
At the foot of the latter stood the huge "hutch," or chest, in which were deposited for safety the family plate and valuables.
British Dictionary definitions for hutch
a cage, usually of wood and wire mesh, for small animals
informal, derogatory a small house
a cart for carrying ore
a trough, esp one used for kneading dough or (in mining) for washing ore
(tr) to store or keep in or as if in a hutch
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