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Loin vs. Groin

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  • Loin (noun)

    The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips

  • Loin (noun)

    Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal

  • 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.

    "He pulled a muscle in his groin."

  • Groin (noun)

    The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults

  • Groin (noun)

    The genitals.

    "He got kicked in the groin and was writhing in pain."

  • Groin (noun)

    The surface formed by two such vaults.

  • Groin (verb)

    To deliver a blow to the genitals of.

    "In the scrum he somehow got groined."

    "She groined him and ran to the car."

  • Groin (verb)

    To build with groins.

  • Groin (verb)

    (literary) To hollow out, to excavate.

    "'Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped / Through granites which titanic wars had groined.' (From [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Meeting_(poem) Strange Meeting] by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen Wilfred Owen])."

  • Groin (verb)

    To grunt; to growl; to snarl; to murmur.

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  • Loin (noun)

    the part of the body on both sides of the spine between the lowest (false) ribs and the hip bones.

  • Loin (noun)

    the region of the sexual organs regarded as the source of erotic or procreative power

    "he felt a stirring in his loins at the thought"

  • Loin (noun)

    a joint of meat that includes the vertebrae of the loins

    "loin of pork"

  • Groin (noun)

    the area between the abdomen and the upper thigh on either side of the body.

  • Groin (noun)

    the region of the genitals

    "she kicked him in the groin"

  • Groin (noun)

    a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults.

  • Groin (noun)

    US spelling of groyne

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Loin (noun)

    That part of a human being or quadruped, which extends on either side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs. In human beings the loins are also called the reins. See Illust. of Beef.

  • Loin (noun)

    A cut of meat taken from this part of a food animal, as from cattle or hogs.

  • Loin (noun)

    The pubic area; the genitalia, especially in women; as, receptive loins.

  • Groin (noun)

    The snout of a swine.

  • Groin (noun)

    The line between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen.

  • Groin (noun)

    The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults, growing more obtuse as it approaches the summit.

  • Groin (noun)

    The surface formed by two such vaults.

  • Groin (noun)

    A frame of woodwork across a beach to accumulate and retain shingle.

  • Groin (verb)

    To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur.

  • Groin

    To fashion into groins; to build with groins.

Webster Dictionary
  • Loin (noun)

    a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump

  • Loin (noun)

    either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds

  • 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 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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