haunch

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the hind leg of an animal, especially a deer

Construction

  • A bracket built into a wall or column to support a load falling outside the wall or column, such as a hammer brace in a hammer beam roof.
  • Either side of an arch between the crown, or centerstone, and the springing, or impost.
  • A thickening of a concrete slab to support an additional load, as under a wall.

Food

  • The rear leg of an animal with part of the loin attached
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