loin meaning

Pronunciation:   "loin" in a sentence
Noun: loin  loyn
  1. A cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump 
  2. Either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
    - lumbus

Derived forms: loins

Type of: body part, cut, cut of meat

Part of: homo, human, human being, man, quadruped

Encyclopedia: Loin

1 : the part of the body of a human or a quadruped that is situated on each side of the spinal column between the hipbone and the false ribs
2 loins pl
a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips
b (1) : the pubic region (2) : the generative organs —not usu. used technically in senses 2a, b


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  1. the sun feels almost unbearably delicious on his loins.
  2. his loins are warm and a lazy delight drifts along his body.
  3. it was as though a deed of conveyance of her narrow loins had been drawn and sealed.
  4. there were shoulders, legs and loins shaped like those of mutton, and very well dressed, but smaller than the wings of a lark.
  5. broad muscular loins, very slightly sloping croup

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