Associations to the word «Groin»


GROIN, noun. The crease or depression of the human body at the junction of the trunk and the thigh, together with the surrounding region.
GROIN, noun. The area adjoining this fold or depression.
GROIN, noun. (architecture) The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults
GROIN, noun. (euphemistic) The genitals.
GROIN, noun. (geometry) The surface formed by two such vaults.
GROIN, noun. Alternative spelling of groyne
GROIN, verb. To deliver a blow to the genitals.
GROIN, verb. (architecture) To build with groins.
GROIN, verb. To grunt; to growl; to snarl; to murmur.
GROIN ATTACK, noun. A punch or other attack to the groin area of the body
GROIN VAULT, noun. (architecture) A vault resulting from the intersection of two barrel-vaults crossing in a right angle. Its thrusts are concentrated along the groins or arrises and eventually at the four corners
GROIN VAULTS, noun. Plural of groin vault

Dictionary definition

GROIN, noun. The crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals.
GROIN, noun. A curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults.
GROIN, noun. A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away.
GROIN, verb. Build with groins; "The ceiling was groined".

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