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Definition of "groin" []

  • Anatomy The crease or hollow at the junction of the inner part of each thigh with the trunk, together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals. (noun)
  • Architecture The curved edge at the junction of two intersecting vaults. (noun)
  • A small jetty extending from a shore to protect a beach against erosion or to trap shifting sands. (noun)
  • To provide or build with groins. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "groin" in a sentence
  • "I don't know where his groin is at [in terms of his recovery], but you've got to be really careful when ya cut."
  • "This one especially annoys me because, being so tall, my groin is about elbow height for most elderly ladies."
  • "The medic sees that a laceration in the soldier's left groin is still bleeding."