- the posterior end of a halved carcass of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs.
- hindquarters, the rear part of an animal.
Origin of hindquarter
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Examples from the Web for hindquarters
Something about his hindquarters had been wrenched or torn or broken.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
And so he swung his hindquarters up to the sky, and down he went to the bottom.Eskimo Folktales
We got the backbone apart and strung the hindquarters on a stake.Diary of an Enlisted Man
Lawrence Van Alstyne
The tail and hindquarters, however, proclaim the crocodilian original.Evolution in Art
Alfred C. Haddon
His hindquarters should be strong, with the hocks quite near the ground.The Airedale</p>
- one of the two back quarters of a carcass of beef, lamb, etc
- (plural) the rear, esp of a four-legged animal
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