hindquarter

[hahynd-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. hindi,
  2. hindmost,
  3. hindoo,
  4. hindooism,
  5. hindoostani,
  6. hindquarters,
  7. hindrance,
  8. hindsight,
  9. hindu,
  10. hindu calendar

Origin of hindquarter

First recorded in 1880–85; hind1 + quarter

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British Dictionary definitions for hindquarters

hindquarter

noun

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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