Huckle meaning

hukəl
A bunch or part projecting like the hip.

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(archaic) The hip or haunch.
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1687, The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha and His Trusty Squire (translated by JP), Book II, page 433.

At what time Don Quixote, who had very much bruis'd his Huckle-bone, with a Hipshot grace approaching the Lady fell upon his Knees […]

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1837, John French Burke, British husbandry: exhibiting the farming practice, page 392.

Next, the hand may be laid upon his huckle-bones, and if the parts there likewise feel firm, round, and plump, it may be safely concluded that he is well fed both externally and internally, — that is, both in flesh and tallow.

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Origin of huckle

  • From huck (from Middle English hoke (“hook”), hokebone, probably so called because of its round shape) + -le. See also hook.

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