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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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The haunches flow into the slim high intensity rear light units and a wide, practical hatchback boot on top of which is a subtle aerodynamic wing.
But upon entering an Irish pub in the city centre, he was confronted by 25 Swansea fans on a stag-do and took a quick decision to turn on his haunches and get the hell out of there.
But the biggest cue is the gesture Found on the rear quarter and in particular the haunches found over the rear wheels.
It's been said that the Eclipse's voluptuous haunches, aggressively styled front end, and trick interior combine to create the best update to Mitsu's Eclipse in many years.
The front and rear limbs of a nearly complete skeleton suggest that the 740-kilogram creature rested on its haunches and manipulated food with its front paws (164: 179 *).
He sits on his haunches, spitting water and breathing hard.
He'd just planted me over the short boundary for six and I'm pictured at the other end on my haunches with my hands covering my face.
But if the Government cannot be bothered to do something as simple as stopping tourists who have haunches of smoked zebra in their suitcases, what hope is there of creating contingency plans to counter major disease outbreaks?
A high quality smoked highland salmon has been added to Rannoch's extensive smoked range, and the company are also now producing their own range of fresh venison, including steaks, boneless haunches and other cuts.
Woods, however, threw off an uncharacteristic attack of the shakes to ram home a fabulous 15 foot birdie putt at the 17th, after which he went down on his haunches and pumped his fist in delight.
From one angle, the intricate network of tetrahedrons and elongated octahedrons seems animalized, evoking a dog squatting back on its haunches or the one in Joan Miro's painting Dog Barking at the Moon, 1926.