hindquarter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hind +‎ quarter

Noun[edit]

hindquarter ‎(plural hindquarters)

  1. Either rear half of a side of beef, mutton, veal, lamb or by extension from another edible mammal.
  2. (in the plural) The hind biped (leg) of a quadruped, or all body parts situated behind the hind legs' trunk-attachment.
  3. (metonymically, derogatory, chiefly in the plural) Human behind, butt.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967