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English definition of “haunch”

haunch

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