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haunch

noun uk   /hɔːntʃ/ us    /hɑːntʃ/
[C] one of the back legs of an animal with four legs that is used for meat: a haunch of venison haunches [plural] the top of a person's legs and their bottom: She was sitting/squatting on her haunches.
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