The definition of loin is the part of the body between the ribs and hips, or the front part of the hindquarters of animals.(noun)
An example of a loin is a person's hips and lower abdomen.
See loin in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME loine < OFr loigne < VL *lumbea < L lumbus: see lumbar
See loin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English loine
Origin: , from Old French loigne
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *lumbea (carō), loin (meat)
Origin: , feminine of *lumbeus, of the loin
Origin: , from Latin lumbus, loin.
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