Hutch



[huhch] /hʌtʃ/

noun
1.
a pen or enclosed coop for small animals:
rabbit hutch.
2.
a chest, cupboard, bin, etc., for storage.
3.
any of various chestlike cabinets, raised on legs and having doors or drawers in front, sometimes with open shelves above.
4.
a small cottage, hut, or cabin.
5.
a baker’s kneading trough.
/hʌtʃ/
noun
1.
a cage, usually of wood and wire mesh, for small animals
2.
(informal, derogatory) a small house
3.
a cart for carrying ore
4.
a trough, esp one used for kneading dough or (in mining) for washing ore
verb
5.
(transitive) to store or keep in or as if in a hutch
n.

c.1200, “storage chest” (also applied to the biblical “ark of God”), from Old French huche, from Medieval Latin hutica “chest,” of uncertain origin. Sense of “cupboard for food or dishes” first recorded 1670s; that of “box-like pen for an animal” is from c.1600.

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