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.
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How to use hindquarter in a sentence
We soon found it too heavy to carry that way, so skinned it and hung up the foreparts and took the skin and hindquarters.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
He stooped to examine the dead wolf, catching it by the tail and hoisting its hindquarters off the ground.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
At this great oath the horse stood up on his fore-feet, and sat like a dog on his hindquarters.The Yellow Rose | Mr Jkai
He strained on the traces, exposing to them only his hindquarters, running well ahead, and keeping his throat safe.Murder Point | Coningsby Dawson
But to-day he caught the edge of it, and he knew why Gray Wolf's ears flattened, and her hindquarters drooped.Kazan | James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for hindquarter
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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