ETYM Old Eng. loine, Old Fren. logne, French longe, from (assumed) Late Lat. lumbea, Latin lumbus join. Related to Lends, Lumbar, Nombles.
1. A cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump.
2. Each side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds; SYN. loins.