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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.
DSG used barn-influenced roofline departmental treatments, faux brick haunches, simulated wrought-iron arches and railroad-inspired roof trusses to support the farm look.
Perhaps it is time that the Red Dragon of Wales rose from its haunches and took responsibility for his country.
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 hounds of Capitol Hill, sniffing wind scented with a winning issue, sprang from their haunches. The GOP congressional leadership introduced bills to deny federal funds for projects involving land taken, for economic development, from one private interest and given to another to whom it does not belong.
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?
Schumann may have subtitled his second movement "In the manner of a march," but its spectral theme summons a crabwalk in semi-darkness, punctuated by other dancers arising and passing through their comrades on their haunches; the episode recalls the illustrated chapter on evolution in a high-school biology textbook.