Definition for HAUNCH, or HANCH

HAUNCH, or HANCH, n. [Fr. hanche; Arm. hoinch; Sp. It. and Port. anca.]

  1. The hip; that part of the body of man and of quadrupeds, which lies between the last ribs and the thigh. Encyc.
  2. The rear; the hind part. [Not used.] Shak.

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