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hindquarter

[hahynd-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-] /ˈhaɪndˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-/
noun
1.
the posterior end of a halved carcass of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs.
2.
hindquarters, the rear part of an animal.
Origin of hindquarter
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; hind1 + quarter
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  • Vasilice used to have a faint mark of an old brand, a mere scar on the off hindquarter.

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • They are bad things to strand on a sand-bar or flat, the bottom of the boat sucking like a leech to a turtle's hindquarter.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
British Dictionary definitions for hindquarter

hindquarter

/ˈhaɪndˌkwɔːtə/
noun
1.
one of the two back quarters of a carcass of beef, lamb, etc
2.
(pl) the rear, esp of a four-legged animal
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