Crotches
Crotch Crotch (kr[o^]ch; 224), n.; pl. {Crotches} (kr[o^]ch"[e^]z). [Cf. {Crotchet}, {Crutch}.] 1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree. more specifically, the space on the human torso between the two legs; also, the corresponding part between the legs of a pair of pants, which is in contact with the crotch of the wearer; as, pants with a tight crotch have become very popular. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also {crane} and {crutch}. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

3. (Billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at each corner of the table. See {Crotched}, below. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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