Translation of haunch in Spanish:

haunch

Pronunciation: /hɔːntʃ/

n

  • (usu pl) (of animal) anca (f‡); (of horse) grupa (f), anca (f‡); (of person) cadera (f) a haunch of venison una pierna de venado to squat down on one's haunches ponerse* en cuclillas
    More 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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