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hindquarter

[hahynd-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-]
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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.
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Origin of hindquarter

First recorded in 1880–85; hind1 + quarter
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Related Words

tailrearbottombacksidebackbuttassposteriorreversesternextremityhindtailpiecehindquartersbuttocksendrearwardbehindseatrump

Examples from the Web for hindquarters

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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

    Williams Haynes


British Dictionary definitions for hindquarters

hindquarter

noun
  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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