Groin



[groin] /grɔɪn/

noun
1.
Anatomy. the fold or hollow on either side of the front of the body where the thigh joins the abdomen.
2.
the general region of this fold or hollow.
3.
Architecture. the curved line or edge formed by the intersection of two vaults.
4.
Also, groyne. a small jetty extending from a shore to prevent beach erosion.
verb (used with object)
5.
Architecture. to form with groins.
/ɡrɔɪn/
noun
1.
the depression or fold where the legs join the abdomen related adjective inguinal
2.
(euphemistic) the genitals, esp the testicles
3.
a variant spelling (esp US) of groyne
4.
(architect) a curved arris formed where two intersecting vaults meet
verb
5.
(transitive) (architect) to provide or construct with groins
n.

1590s, earlier grine (1530s), from Middle English grynde “groin” (c.1400), originally “depression in the ground,” from Old English grynde “abyss,” perhaps also “depression, hollow,” from Proto-Germanic *grundus (see ground). Altered 16c. by influence of loin or obsolete groin “snout.” The architectural groin “edge formed by the intersection of two vaults” is from 1725.

groin (groin)
n.
The crease or hollow at the junction of the inner part of each thigh with the trunk, together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals.

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