groin
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡɹɔɪn/
Noun

groin (plural groins)

  1. The crease or depression of the human body at the junction of the trunk and the thigh, together with the surrounding region.
  2. The area adjoining this fold or depression.
    He pulled a muscle in his groin.
  3. (architecture) The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults
  4. (euphemistic) The genitals.
    He got kicked in the groin and was writhing in pain.
  5. (geometry) The surface formed by two such vaults.
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: entrepierna
Verb

groin (groins, present participle groining; past and past participle groined)

  1. To deliver a blow to the genitals of.
    In the scrum he somehow got groined.
    She groined him and ran to the car.
  2. (architecture) To build with groins.
  3. (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 Wilfred Owen ↗).
Verb

groin (groins, present participle groining; past and past participle groined)

  1. To grunt; to growl; to snarl; to murmur.
    • bears that groined continually
Noun

groin (plural groins)

  1. Alternative spelling of groyne



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