Haunches of an arch
Haunch Haunch (h[aum]nch; 277), n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.] 1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part. [1913 Webster]

2. Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison. [1913 Webster]

{Haunch bone}. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}.

{Haunches of an arch} (Arch.), the parts on each side of the crown of an arch. (See {Crown}, n., 11.) Each haunch may be considered as from one half to two thirds of the half arch. [1913 Webster]


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