EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAUNCH
Can you eat an unskinned hare, or dine on the haunch of a bounding stag?
The doctor shook his head mournfully, remembering the haunch.
A haunch of mutton should be dressed like venison, only in proportion as it may be less, it must not roast quite so long.
To judge of its sweetness, run a very sharp narrow knife into the shoulder or haunch, and the meat will be known by the scent.
He knew that one of them had plunged a knife in the animal's haunch.
There was a fire in front of the lodge, and the haunch of a deer was cooking on the fire.
With a bound it fastened teeth and claws in the haunch of venison.
It seized the haunch of venison, and attempted to make off with it.
And here comes the Manager to be congratulated upon the haunch.
Attorneys all as keen and staunch As e'er devoured a client's haunch.
early 13c., from Old French hanche (12c.) "hip, thigh; haunch," from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *hanka (cf. Old High German hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," literally "joint;" Middle Dutch hanke "haunch"). "It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced hanch" [OED]. Related: Haunches.