1. The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.
2. The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions.
3. (Science: engineering) in a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
(Science: anatomy) hip bone, a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides. See hip, 2, and hip. Hip tile, a tile made to cover the hip of a roof. To catch upon the hip, or to have on the hip, to have or get the advantage of; a figure probably derived from wresting. To smite hip and thigh, to overthrow completely; to defeat utterly.
Origin: oe. Hipe, huppe, as. Hype; akin to D. Heup, OHG. Huf, g. Hufte, dan. Hofte, Sw. Hoft, goth. Hups; cf. Icel. Huppr, and also gr. The hollow above the hips of cattle, and lith. Kumpis ham.
(Science: botany) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the english dog-rose (rosa canina).
(Science: botany) alternative forms: hop, hep] hip tree, the dog-rose.
Origin: oe. Hepe, as. Heope; cf. OHG. Hiufo a bramble bush.
The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates.