The definition of a haunch is the back part of a human or an animal including the hip, buttock and top of the thigh.(noun)
An example of a haunch is what a horse stands up on when he lifts his front two legs.
See haunch in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME haunche < OFr hanche < Gmc, as in MDu hanke, haunch
See haunch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English haunche
Origin: , from Old French hanche
Origin: , from Frankish *hanka.
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