crotch (plural crotches)
- The area where something forks or branches, a ramification takes place.
- There is a child sitting in a crotch of that tree.
- The ventral area (very bottom) of the human body between where the legs fork from the torso, in the area of the genitals and anus.
- Every mile they rode their crotches felt worse saddlepain.
- (slang, euphemistic) Either the male or female genitalia.
- He cringed at being kicked in the crotch.
- (billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at each corner of the table.
- (typography) The open counter (negative space) formed by two downward strokes that meet at an internal acute angle, potentially above a vertex, as in the letters "V" and "Y".
- French: fourche
- German: Gabelung, Verzweigung, Astgabel
- Italian: biforcazione, diramazione
- Portuguese: forquilha, bifurcação, ramificação, Y
- Russian: разви́лка
- Spanish: horqueta (tree)
- French: entrejambe
- German: Schritt, Leistengegend, Zwickel
- Italian: cavallo
- Portuguese: virilha, entreperna
- Russian: проме́жность
- Spanish: entrepierna
crotch (crotches, present participle crotching; past and past participle crotched)
- (transitive) To provide with a crotch; to give the form of a crotch to.
- to crotch the ends of ropes in splicing or tying knots
- (transitive, logging, historical, western US) To notch (a log) on opposite sides to provide a grip for the dogs that will haul it.