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[hahynd-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-]
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  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

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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for hindquarter


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