To press the entire body close to the ground with the limbs bent:
To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels.
To assume a crouched or cramped posture:
(Informal) To gather together for conference or consultation:
Find another word for hunkered. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hunkered, like: scrunched, crouched, squatted, hunched, huddled and postured.