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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A few hens pecked between the cobbles and rabbits scuffled in hutches along one of the dry-stone walls.
▪ Inside are quirky old settees, painted chests and weathered wood hutches brimming with fragrant soaps and candles.
▪ Mazelike rabbit hutches made their appearance in the patio or corral of many a Volunteer residence.
▪ Mould a little bird for the top of the hutch, if liked, from brown fondant trimmings.
▪ Not a doghouse, not a rat trap, not a rabbit hutch... not anything, not yet.
▪ Pipe some icing down one short side of the hutch door and use to secure it to the hutch.
▪ She will make her nest in the sleeping quarters of the hutch where she will eventually have her litter.
▪ She would find the fur within the nest warm and comfortable, reminding her of her own sleeping quarters in her hutch.
The Collaborative International 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.''

  2. (Mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.


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.


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)

    1. A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.

    2. A jig for washing ore.

      Bolting hutch, Booby hutch, etc. See under Bolting, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "storage chest" (also applied to the biblical "ark of God"), from Old French huche, from Medieval Latin hutica "chest," of uncertain origin. Sense of "cupboard for food or dishes" first recorded 1670s; that of "box-like pen for an animal" is from c.1600.


n. 1 A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept. 2 A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed. 3 A measure of two Winchester bushels. 4 (context mining English) The case of a flour bolt. 5 (context mining English) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit. 6 (context mining English) A jig or trough for ore dressing or washing ore. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To hoard or lay up, in a chest. 2 (context mining transitive English) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.

  1. n. a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

  2. small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel, hut, shack, shanty]


Hutch may refer to:

Hutch (animal cage)

A hutch is a type of cage used typically for housing domestic rabbits. Other small animals can also be housed in hutches.

Most hutches have a frame constructed of wood, including legs to keep the unit off the ground. The floor may be wood, wire mesh, or some combination of the two. One or more walls of the hutch are also wire mesh to allow for ventilation. Some hutches have built-in nest boxes and shingled roofs—these are generally intended to be placed directly outside rather than inside another shelter such as a barn. Some hutches have a felt roof. In any case it is important that the hutch is draft-free and provides a shelter in case the animal is scared and wants to retreat to a safe haven.

In terms of sizing it is generally better to have a hutch as big as possible to provide adequate room for exercising and playful romping. The animal should at least be able to stand up right and also lie down and stretch out twice the body length. The generally accepted minimum hutch size is 10 square feet for a 4 kg medium sized breed. If the animal is very protective or even aggressive, this is generally a sign that the hutch is too small.

Hutch (sound engineer)

Patrick Hutchinson (born October 15), better known as Hutch, is a Canadian sound engineer and member of the band Queens of the Stone Age, specifically its live incarnation. Queens of the Stone Age band leader Joshua Homme has regarded him as "road brother" since the pair first collaborated in desert rock band Kyuss.

Hutch (furniture)

A hutch is an American English word for a type of furniture.

The term is now usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets. Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room, or kitchen furniture. It is frequently referred to by furniture aficionados as a hutch dresser.

In the 18th and early 19th century, however, the term hutch or hutch table referred to a tabletop set onto a base in such a way that when the table was not in use, the top pivoted to a vertical position and became the back of a chair or wider settee. This was a very useful form at a time when many homes had a large room used for multiple functions, because it allowed a large dining table to swing up and out of the way.

Typically fashioned from timber, modern hutch dressers can range from country cottage style (frequently solid timber, sometimes adorned with ornate scrollwork) to the sleek lines of the wood grain veneer style popularised throughout the 1960s to 1980s.

Many hutches from recent decades feature a mirror in the back of the upper shelving to give the additional appearance of depth and to better display the fineries kept within (in a similar manner to a china cabinet).

Amongst the most desirable of the 1960s veneered kind are those featuring a fold down liquor compartment where the fold down compartment door serves to increase the worktop area for setting out the glassware and preparing a drink. These liquor compartments often feature a mirror at the back and frequently the inner wood veneer surface of the door (becoming the worktop surface) is polished to a high lustre, increasing the overall effect thus impressing guests and onlookers.

Hutch (Sri Lanka)

Hutch ( Sinhala: හචිසන් ටෙලිකොමියුනිකේෂන්ස් ලංකා ලිමිටඩ් Hachisan Telikomiyunikeshans Lanka (Praviyat) Limitad) is a mobile telecommunication brand under the company Hutchison Whampoa that offers a range of GSM and HSPA services throughout Sri Lanka. Hutchison launched its services in 2004 with the aim of being a nationwide operator in Sri Lanka. , Hutch has a network coverage of approximately 70% of the entire island. Initially it was called Call Link.

Hutchison Telecom Lanka is a member of Hutchison Asia Telecom which comprises mobile telecommunications operations in the emerging markets of Indonesia, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Hutchison Asia Telecom is a key part of Hutchison Whampoa Group’s telecommunications division which includes the 3 Group comprising 3G operations in Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sweden. and the UK.

Usage examples of "hutch".

Hutch tied it securely around the capacitor, knotted it, and looked up.

Hutch assisted, and the line lifted the capacitor out of its compartment and hauled it clear of the spacecraft.

Georgia saw the rostler knew what she was doing and the hutch hands were reliable, she left Thumper and Clumper with them without too many regrets.

A little pipe coiled away behind the hutches and disappeared over the railings into the boiler below.

The gerbil was installed in a hutch on the tight balcony of the side window which faced east and received the sun until almost afternoon.

Inside these ugly, unaccommodating hutches, man and domestic beast -- goat, ox, pig, dog -- stake equal squatting rights to the smoky and disordered hearths, although the dogs often grow rabid and rush frothing through the rutted streets like streams in spate.

Two months before, Pete had retired the previous Bonkers to a small but well apportioned hutch out in his garage to live out the rest of his life in comfort.

Hutch Maddon built on the site of the Strock cabin deteriorated with years of careless renters and in 1973 Jerry Garrett had it torn down.

In one hutch there was a poor ragged old eagle owl, evidently quite miserable and neglected: in another a small boy unknown to them, a wittol who could only roll his eyes and burble when the witch came near.

Some people claim that kangaroos and emus still survived, freed from their hutches by the shelling, and could be seen wandering free in the city late at night.

He fiddled with the flybelt, lifted, turned toward the center of town and the hutch.

Tom slipped the garrote from his pocket, disposed of the man without trouble, took his keys, and manhandled the limp body into the bottom cabinet of a built-in china hutch where nobody was likely to look.

Only in the jealous vocabularies of the Homebodies, so long tied to their hutches and routines that the scope of mind and emotion had narrowed to fit their microcosm.

Hutch, Nightingale, and Kellie returned to the tunnel to recommence digging, while Chiang took over guard duty at the entrance and Toni went up to the roof.

He treated Kellie and Hutch as if they were lackeys and gofers, persons whose sole purpose was to make the world comfortable for people like himself.