English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /hænt͡ʃ/, /hɑːnt͡ʃ/
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Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

hanch (plural hanches)

  1. Alternative form of hance

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

hanch (plural hanches)

  1. Obsolete form of haunch.

References edit

  • 1886, A haunch. The Squire zend 'em a beautiful hanch o' venison. — Frederick Thomas Elworthy, The West Somerset Word-Book. A Glossary of Dialectical and Archaic Words and Phrases used in the West of Somerset and East Devon.

Etymology 3 edit

Verb edit

hanch (third-person singular simple present hanches, present participle hanching, simple past and past participle hanched)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To snap at something with the jaws.