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hindquarter

noun hind·quar·ter \-ˌkw(r)-tər, -ˌk(r)-\

: the back left or right part of the body of an animal with four feet

Full Definition of HINDQUARTER

1
:  one side of the back half of the carcass of a quadruped including a leg and usually one or more ribs
2
plural :  the hind pair of legs of a quadruped; broadly :  all the structures of a quadruped that lie posterior to the attachment of the hind legs to the trunk

First Known Use of HINDQUARTER

circa 1740
HINDQUARTER Defined for Kids

hindquarter

noun hind·quar·ter \ˈhīnd-ˌkwr-tər\

Definition of HINDQUARTER for Kids

:  the back half of a side of the body or carcass of a four-footed animal

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