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crotches


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crotch  \Crotch\  (kr?ch;  224),  n.;  pl  {Crotches}  (-?z).  [Cf. 
  {Crotchet},  {Crutch}.] 
  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}.  --Totten. 




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