1. A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept; as, a grain hutch; a rabbit hutch.
2. A measure of two Winchester bushels.
3. (Science: chemical) The case of a flour bolt.
4. (Science: chemical) a car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit. A jig for washing ore. Bolting hutch, booby hutch, etc. See Bolting, etc.
Origin: oe. Hucche, huche, hoche, f. Huche, LL. Hutica.
1. To hoard or lay up, in a chest. She hutched the . . . Ore.
2. (Science: chemical) to wash (ore) in a box or jig.
Origin: Hutched; Hutching.