Crotch
A nonmedical term in common usage for the region where the legs come together, the place where the lower limbs divide. The word "crotch" is thought to be related to the word "crutch" since the first crutches were likely fashioned from the crotch of a tree, the place where its limbs divide.

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crotch 'kräch n an angle formed by the parting of two legs, branches, or members

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  • Crotch — Crotch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crotched} (kr[o^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crotch ing}.] 1. To provide with a crotch; to give the form of a crotch to; as, to crotch the ends of ropes in splicing or tying knots. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Logging) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crotch — (kr[o^]ch; 224), n.; pl. {Crotches} (kr[o^]ch [e^]z). [Cf. {Crotchet}, {Crutch}.] 1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree. more specifically, the space on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crotch — crotch; crotch·e·teer; crotch·ety; crotch·et; …   English syllables

  • Crotch — ist der Name von George Robert Crotch (1842–1874), britischer Insektenkundler William Crotch (1775–1847), englischer Komponist und Organist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crotch — UK [krɒtʃ] / US [krɑtʃ] or crutch UK [krʌtʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms crotch : singular crotch plural crotches Word forms crutch : singular crutch plural crutches a) British the area between your legs where they join your body b) British… …   English dictionary

  • crotch — crotch, crutch It s as well not to confuse these two words. Crotch is the part of the human body between the legs at their junction with the torso; a crutch (although it is occasionally used as a variant of crotch) is a support (both physical,… …   Modern English usage

  • crotch — [krɔtʃ US kra:tʃ] n also crutch BrE [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from crutch] the part of your body between the tops of your legs, or the part of a piece of clothing that covers this →↑groin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crotch — [ kratʃ ] noun count the area between your legs where they join your body a. the part of a piece of clothing that covers this area …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crotch — 1530s, original meaning pitchfork, from O.N.Fr. croche shepherd s crook, var. of croc hook (see CROCHET (Cf. crochet)); meaning region where the body forks is 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • crotch — ► NOUN 1) the part of the human body between the legs where they join the torso. 2) a fork in a tree, road, or river. ORIGIN perhaps related to Old French croche shepherd s crook ; partly also a variant of CRUTCH(Cf. ↑crutch) …   English terms dictionary

  • crotch — [kräch] n. [ME croche, var. of crucche, CRUTCH] 1. a pole forked on top 2. a forked place, as where a tree trunk divides into two branches 3. the place where the legs fork from the human body 4. the seam or place where the legs of a pair of pants …   English World dictionary

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