Crotch

Definition of Crotch

Pronunciation: krǒcht
n.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.
2.(Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; - called also crane and crutch.
3.(Billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at each corner of the table. See Crotched, below.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Crotched (krǒcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crotch"ing.]
2.(Logging) To notch (a log) on opposite sides to provide a grip for the dogs in hauling.

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angle, body, fork, organic structure, physical structure
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