on one's haunches

on one's haunches
phrasal in a squatting position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

См. также в других словарях:

  • sit on one's haunches — squat with the haunches resting on the backs of the heels …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haunches-in — (also called travers ) is a lateral movement used in training of the horse. It has a close cousin, haunches out (renvers, croupe au mur ), that is slightly more difficult. Both movements are three track , meaning they produce three lines of hoof… …   Wikipedia

  • Haunches of an arch — Haunch Haunch (h[aum]nch; 277), n. [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.] 1. The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turn on the haunches — The turn of the haunches is a lateral movement performed at the halt and walk, used in horse training. It requires the horse, while bent in the direction of the turn , to move his forehand around his hindquarters so that he makes a very small… …   Wikipedia

  • squat — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squats — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squatted — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squatting — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunkers — /ˈhʌŋkəz/ (say hungkuhz) plural noun 1. the haunches. –phrase 2. on one s hunkers, on one s haunches. {hunker + s3} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • hunker — [huŋ′kər] vi. [orig. dial., prob. < or akin to Faroese hokna, to crouch < ON hokra, to creep < IE * keuk (< base * keu , to bend) > Sans čúčīm, to cower] to settle down on one s haunches; squat or crouch: often with down n. [pl.] 1 …   English World dictionary


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