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Definition of haunch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//hɑntʃ//
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  1. 1haunches [plural] the tops of the legs and buttocks; the similar parts at the back of the body of an animal that has four legs to crouch/squat on your haunches
  2. 2[countable] a back leg and loin of an animal that has four legs, eaten as food a haunch of venison
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