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 for crotch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crotch \Crotch\ (kr[o^]ch; 224), n.; pl. Crotches
     (kr[o^]ch"[e^]z). [Cf. Crotchet, Crutch.]
     1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a
        fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a
        tree. more specifically, the space on the human torso
        between the two legs; also, the corresponding part between
        the legs of a pair of pants, which is in contact with the
        crotch of the wearer; as, pants with a tight crotch have
        become very popular.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. (Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms
        for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also
        crane and crutch. --Totten.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at
        each corner of the table. See Crotched, below.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crotch \Crotch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crotched (kr[o^]cht); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Crotch"ing.]
     1. To provide with a crotch; to give the form of a crotch to;
        as, to crotch the ends of ropes in splicing or tying
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. (Logging) To notch (a log) on opposite sides to provide a
        grip for the dogs in hauling. [Western, U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the region of the angle formed by the junction of two
           branches; "they took the south fork"; "he climbed into the
           crotch of a tree" [syn: fork, crotch]
      2: the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they
         join the human trunk [syn: crotch, fork]
      3: external sex organ [syn: genitalia, genital organ,
         genitals, private parts, privates, crotch]

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