Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pen or coop for small animals, especially rabbits.
  • noun A cupboard with drawers for storage and usually open shelves on top, often used for dishes.
  • noun A chest or bin for storage.
  • noun A hut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To shrug.
  • To hoard or lay up, as in a chest.
  • In mining, to wash, as ore, in a tub or hutch.
  • noun A chest, box, coffer, bin, or other receptacle in which things may be stored: as, a grain-hutch.
  • noun A bakers' kneading-trough.
  • noun A box or trough used in connection with certain ore-dressing machines.
  • noun A low-wheeled wagon in which coal is drawn up out of the pit.
  • noun As a measure: A measure of two Winchester bushels.
  • noun In Renfrewshire, Scotland, two hundred-weight of pyrites.
  • noun The casing of a flourbolt.
  • noun A box, coop, or pen in which a (small) animal is confined: as, a rabbit-hutch.
  • noun A fisherman's shanty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To place in huts; to live in huts.
  • transitive verb rare To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
  • transitive verb (Mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
  • noun A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept
  • noun A measure of two Winchester bushels.
  • noun (Mining) The case of a flour bolt.
  • noun A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
  • noun A jig for washing ore.
  • noun etc. See under Bolting, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
  • noun A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed
  • verb transitive To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
  • verb mining, transitive To wash (ore) in a box or jig.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English huche, chest, from Old French, from Medieval Latin hūtica, possibly of Germanic origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English hucche ("storage chest"), variation of Middle English whucce from Old English hwicce, hwice "box, chest". Spelling influenced by unrelated Old French huche ("chest"), from Medieval Latin hūtica, from a different Germanic root, from Frankish *hutta, from Proto-Germanic *hudjā-, *hudjan- (“box, hut, hutch”). Akin to Old English hȳdan "to conceal, hide". More at hide

Examples

  • Sometimes when I'm watching a home design show, I hear them use the word hutch to describe a cabinet-type piece of furniture that goes in a kitchen or living room.

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  • Sometimes when I'm watching a home design show, I hear them use the word hutch to describe a cabinet-type piece of furniture that goes in a kitchen or living room.

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  • And the room features a closet that was converted into a built-in hutch (of sorts); this serves as the command center for our family-centered learning project, housing such tools as the microscope, globes, atlases, timelines, binoculars, art supplies, crafts, etc.

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  • And the room features a closet that was converted into a built-in hutch (of sorts); this serves as the command center for our family-centered learning project, housing such tools as the microscope, globes, atlases, timelines, binoculars, art supplies, crafts, etc.

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  • Each hutch is generally eighteen inches high, and about three feet wide.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • On the table in the window of his attic study - the place that he calls his "hutch" - there are three piles of poetry books: he wants to pass on good first editions of his life's work to his children.

    The Guardian World News

  • Thanks to the efforts of Miss Rio and her beautiful back up geek squad and Stark and hutch aka Sagem and JARED.

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  • Thanks to the efforts of Miss Rio and her beautiful back up geek squad and Stark and hutch aka Sagem and JARED.

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  • Thanks to the efforts of Miss Rio and her beautiful back up geek squad and Stark and hutch aka Sagem and JARED.

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  • Thanks to the efforts of Miss Rio and her beautiful back up geek squad and Stark and hutch aka Sagem and JARED.

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