Pronunciation Noun

hutch (plural hutches)

  1. A cage for keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.
  2. A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed.
  3. A measure of two Winchester bushels.
  4. (mining) The case of a flour bolt.
  5. (mining) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
  6. (mining) A jig or trough for ore dressing or washing ore.
  7. A baker's kneading-trough.
Translations Verb

hutch (hutches, present participle hutching; past and past participle hutched)

  1. (transitive) To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
    • 1634 October 9 (first performance), [John Milton], H[enry] Lawes, editor, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: […] [Comus], London: Printed [by Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, […], published 1637, OCLC 228715864 ↗; reprinted as Comus: […] (Dodd, Mead & Company’s Facsimile Reprints of Rare Books; Literature Series; no. I), New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903, OCLC 1113942837 ↗:
      She hutched the all-worshipt ore.
  2. (mining, transitive) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
    • 1956, William Golding, Pincher Martin
      And the mind was very disinclined to hutch out of the crevice and face what must be done. […] He hauled himself out of the crevice and the air was warm so that he undressed to trousers and sweater. […] He hutched himself back against a rock with his legs sprawled apart.

Proper noun
  1. A male given name
  2. Surname

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