forequarter

[ fawr-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the forward end of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb.

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Origin of forequarter

First recorded in 1490–1500; fore- + quarter
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British Dictionary definitions for forequarters (1 of 2)

forequarters
/ (ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtəz) /

pl n

the part of the body of a horse or similar quadruped that consists of the forelegs, shoulders, and adjoining parts

British Dictionary definitions for forequarters (2 of 2)

forequarter
/ (ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtə) /

noun

the front portion, including the leg, of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb
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