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  Dictionary Definition of loin

loin
noun
1. ( usually plural ) the part or parts of the body of man or of a quadruped animal on either side of the vertebral column, between the false ribs and hipbone.
2. a standard cut of lamb, veal, or pork from the upper flank including the lower eight ribs.
3. Bible and Poetic the part of the body which should be clothed and girded, or which is regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power.
-- phrase
4. gird up one's loins, to make ready or prepare oneself for action of some kind.
[ME loyne, from OF loigne, from L lumbus ]