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Definition: huckle bone
, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG.
huf, G. h["u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h["o]ft, Goth. hups; cf.
Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of
cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.]
1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of
the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.
2. (Arch.) The external angle formed by the meeting of two
sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall
plates running in different directions.
3. (Engin) In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end
post meets the top chord. --Waddell.
(Anat.), the innominate bone; -- called also
and huckle bone
(Anat.), the pelvic girdle.
(Anat.), the articulation between the thigh bone
and hip bone.
(Arch.), a finial, ball, or other ornament at the
intersection of the hip rafters and the ridge.
(Arch.), a molding on the hip of a roof,
covering the hip joint of the slating or other roofing.
(Arch.), the rafter extending from the wall
plate to the ridge in the angle of a hip roof.
, Hipped roof
(Arch.), a roof having sloping ends
and sloping sides. See Hip
, n., 2., and Hip
, v. t., 3.
, a tile made to cover the hip of a roof.
To catch upon the hip
, or To have on the hip
, to have or
get the advantage of; -- a figure probably derived from
To smite hip and thigh
, to overthrow completely; to defeat
utterly. --Judg. xv. 8.
, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. A game played with sheep's bones instead of dice. [Obs.]
2. The bone used in playing the game; -- called also huckle bone
. [Obs.] --Nares.
A little transverse bone
Which boys and bruckeled children call
(Playing for points and pins) cockal. --Herrick.