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English noun: groin

1. groin (body) the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals


Broader (hypernym)area, region

Part meronymloins

2. groin (artifact) a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

Broader (hypernym)edge

3. groin (artifact) a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Synonymsbreakwater, bulwark, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall

Broader (hypernym)barrier

English verb: groin

1. groin (creation) build with groins

SamplesThe ceiling was groined.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make

Domain categorybuilding, construction

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