AskDefine | Define hutch

Dictionary Definition



1 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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
    • 1960, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, chapter 16,
      To reach the courtroom, on the second floor, one passed sundry sunless county cubbyholes: the tax assessor,... the circuit clerk, the judge of probate lived in cool dim hutches that smelled....
  2. A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed

Extensive Definition

Hutch may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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