haunch haunch

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
  2. (n) the loin and leg of a quadruped

Usage(s):

  1. In Manhattan, an ecumenical group of friends sits down to a classic Seder meal including the symbolic foods: matzoth, bitter herbs and haunch of spring lamb.
  2. It was only when the first arrow--fired from just yards away--struck it in the haunch that it realized something was up.
  3. He'd spray ammunition at a beast until he struck a haunch or horn or dewlap.

Quotes

  • Charles Saumarez Smith, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy, said: "We are delighted by the decision of Haunch of Venison to move into 6 Burlington Gardens. This arrangement will enable us to further our goals in the redevelopment of...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Charles Saumarez Smith Source: ARTINFO

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