- a bin, chest, or box for storage
- ⌂ a cabinet with open shelves, designed to rest upon a low cupboard, dresser, etc.
- a pen or coop for small animals: a rabbit hutch
- a hut
- a mining trough for washing ore
- a car or truck for carrying ore out of a mine
Origin of hutchMiddle English hucche ; from Old French huche, bin, kneading trough ; from Medieval Latin hutica, a chest
- A pen or coop for small animals, especially rabbits.
- A cupboard with drawers for storage and usually open shelves on top, often used for dishes.
- A chest or bin for storage.
- A hut.
Origin of hutchMiddle English huche, chest, from Old French, from Medieval Latin h&umacron;tica, possibly of Germanic origin.
(third-person singular simple present hutches, present participle hutching, simple past and past participle hutched)
Middle English hucche (“storage chest”), variation of Middle English whucce from Old English hwicce, hwice "box, chest". Spelling influenced by Old French huche (“chest”), from Medieval Latin hūtica, from a different Germanic root, from Frankish *hutta, from Proto-Germanic *hudjā-, *hudjan- (“box, hut, hutch”). Akin to Old English hȳdan "to conceal, hide". More at hide