From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary


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.