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:
To assume a certain, often exaggerated body position; pose.
Find another word for hunkering. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hunkering, like: scrunching, crouching, squatting, hunching, huddling and posturing.