- (usually plural/generalmente en plural) (of animal) anca (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)); (of horse) grupa (feminine), anca (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)); (of person) cadera (feminine) a haunch of venison una pierna de venado to squat down on one's haunches ponerse* en cuclillasMore example sentences
- They were built like cattle, with thick necks and big haunches.
- They are easily ten times stronger than a human of similar height: no steroids could make a man accumulate such muscle mass on shoulders, back and haunches.
- In the commentary to her plate, d' Arconville described the chest of the female as narrower, the spine more curved, and the haunches and pelvis larger in women than in men.
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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.