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.

 

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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 (a)

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

(b)

A jig for washing ore.

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

 

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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."

Milton.

2. Mining

To wash (ore) in a box or jig.

 

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