from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the body of a human or quadruped on either side of the backbone and between the ribs and hips.
- n. One of several cuts of meat, such as tenderloin, taken from this part of an animal's body, typically including the vertebrae of the segment from which it is taken.
- n. The region of the hips, groin, and lower abdomen.
- n. The reproductive organs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips
- n. Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of a human being or quadruped, which extends on either side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs. In human beings the loins are also called the reins. See Illust. of beef.
- n. A cut of meat taken from this part of a food animal, as from cattle or hogs.
- n. The pubic area; the genitalia, especially in women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The part of an animal which lies between the lowest of the false ribs on each side and the upper part of the ilium or haunchbone; one of the lateral parts of the lumbar region: commonly used in the plural (often figuratively, with reference to this part of the body being the seat of the generative faculty and a symbol of strength), except as the name of a piece of meat from the lumbar region of an animal, as a loin of veal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
- n. a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
• For the leanest cut, look for the word loin, i.e., tenderloin, loin chops, loin roasts.
They wear no clothing except what they call loin-cloth or breach-cloth, and when they, go on the war-path, just as when they went to attack Fort Pitt, they are completely naked.
Blackbirders though descended from old New York Knickerbocker stock, surged in, clad in loin-cloth, undershirt, two belted revolvers and a sheath - knife, he was stopped at the beach.
Some may recall the breathless excitement generated by the esteemed journal National Geographic when its 1971 cover story of the "Stone Age" Tasaday hit the presses - and the subsequent red faces of all concerned when the "tribe" turned out to be some local villagers gallavanting in loin cloths.
I can't do, (ahem, make that not ALLOWED) anything else until the loin is prepared for supper.
TWIN Zimbabwean brothers were charged with indecent exposure after strolling up to an up-market Harare shopping mall wearing only traditional goatskin loin cloths, a state-run newspaper reported Sunday.
So, one meerkat-specialty lasagna, a large quantity of beef vegetable soup are setting in the freezer, I test-drove a pasta fry-up recipe for dinner (rigatoni with garlic-infused olive oil, fresh minced garlic and chipolte), and a pork loin is marinating in port wine for dinner tomorrow night.
In any Far Eastern town there are rickshaw pullers by the hundred, black wretches weighing eight stone, clad in loin-cloths.
The men, big strapping fellows, were in loin-cloths, with here and there no shirt, while the women wore the universal ahu, a sort of adult pinafore that flows in graceful lines from the shoulders to the ground.
The men, bug, strapping fellows, were in loin cloths, with here and there no shirt, while the women wore the universal ahu, a sort of adult pinafore that flows in graceful lines from the shoulders to the ground.