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groin


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groin  \Groin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Groined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Groining}.]  (Arch.) 
  To  fashion  into  groins;  to  build  with  groins. 
 
  The  hand  that  rounded  Peter's  dome,  And  groined  the 
  aisles  of  Christian  Rome,  Wrought  in  a  sad  sincerity. 
  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groin  \Groin\,  n.  [F.  groin,  fr  grogner  to  grunt,  L.  grunnire.] 
  The  snout  of  a  swine.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groin  \Groin\,  v.  i.  [F.  grogner  to  grunt,  grumble.] 
  To  grunt  to  growl;  to  snarl;  to  murmur.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Bears  that  groined  coatinually.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Groin  \Groin\,  n.  [Icel.  grein  distinction,  division,  branch; 
  akin  to  Sw  gren,  branch,  space  between  the  legs,  Icel. 
  greina  to  distinguish,  divide,  Sw  grena  to  branch,  straddle. 
  Cf  {Grain}  a  branch.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  line  between  the  lower  part  of  the  abdomen  and 
  the  thigh,  or  the  region  of  this  line  the  inguen. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  The  projecting  solid  angle  formed  by  the  meeting 
  of  two  vaults,  growing  more  obtuse  as  it  approaches  the 
  summit. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  The  surface  formed  by  two  such  vaults. 
 
  4.  A  frame  of  woodwork  across  a  beach  to  accumulate  and 
  retain  shingle.  [Eng.]  --Weale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groin 
  n  1:  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 
  2:  a  protective  structure  of  stone  or  concrete;  extends  from 
  shore  into  the  water  to  prevent  a  beach  from  washing  away 
  [syn:  {breakwater},  {groyne},  {mole},  {bulwark},  {seawall}, 
  {jetty}] 
  v  :  build  with  groins:  "The  ceiling  was  groined" 




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