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haunch

1. the human hip or fleshy hindquarter of an animal, esp a horse or similar quadruped
2. Architect the part of an arch between the impost and the apex

Haunch

The middle part of an arch, between the springing point and the crown.

haunch

haunch: A, haunches of an arch
1. The middle part between the crown and the springing of an arch.
2. The part of a beam projecting beneath a roof slab or floor.
3. That portion of a pipe barrel extending from the bottom to the springline.
4. The lower third of the circumference of a pipe.
5. The deepened section of a beam near a support.
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A five-span haunched girder with concrete spans up to 230 feet long and 22 feet of clearance over the water;