1 a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
2 either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds [syn: lumbus]
- Rhymes: -ɔɪn
Nounloin (plural: loins)
part of the body
cuts of meat
Translations to be checked
- far (de from)
- L'église est loin de l'usine - The church is far from the factory.
The loins are between the lower ribs and pelvis. It is often used when describing the anatomy of humans and quadrupeds (such as horses, pigs or cattle). The anatomical reference also carries over into the description of cuts of meat from some such animals, eg. tenderloin or sirloin steak.
The term also loosely refers to human genitals due to their prominence in that anatomical region. Hence "fruit of one's loins" means children.
loin in German: Lenden
loin in Japanese: ロース
loin in Dutch: Lende
loin in Turkish: Bel
Chateaubriand, back, blade roast, breast, brisket, chuck, chuck roast, clod, cold cuts, dorsal region, dorsum, filet mignon, flank, knuckle, plate, plate piece, pot roast, rack, rib roast, ribs, ridge, roast, rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, shank, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, sirloin, tenderloin