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Hutch definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A chest or box; a corn chest or bin; a case for rabbits.
2. A rat trap.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
2: small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English huche, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century 1. a. a chest or compartment for storage b. a cupboard usually surmounted by open shelves 2. a pen or coop for an animal 3. shack, shanty

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a box or cage, usu. with a wire mesh front, for keeping small pet animals. 2 derog. a small house. Etymology: ME, = coffer, f. OF huche f. med.L hutica, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hutch Hutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hutched; p. pr. & vb. n. Hutching.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hutch 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. Irving.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hutch Hutch, n. [OE. hucche, huche, hoche, F. huche, LL. hutica.] 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, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hutches) A hutch is a wooden structure that rabbits or other small pet animals are kept in. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Chest, coffer, bin. 2. Trap (as for rabbits). 3. (Mining.) Box (for coal).

Moby Thesaurus

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