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Meaning of HUTCH

Pronunciation:  huch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  2. [n]  a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

HUTCH is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hovel, hut, shack, shanty
 See Also: cage, coop, igloo, iglu, rabbit hutch, shelter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hutch\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Hutted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hutting}.]
    To place in huts; to live in huts; as, to hut troops in
    winter quarters.
          The troops hutted among the heights of Morristown. --W.
  2. \Hutch\, n. [OE. hucche, huche, hoche, F. huche, LL.
    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. (Mining) The case of a flour bolt.
    4. (Mining)
       (a) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the
           mine and hoisted out of the pit.
       (b) A jig for washing ore.
    {Bolting hutch}, {Booby hutch}, etc. See under {Bolting},
  3. \Hutch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hutched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To hoard or lay up, in a chest. [R.] ``She hutched the . .
       . ore.'' --Milton.
    2. (Mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
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