noun \-ˌkw(r)-tər, -ˌk(r)-\

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

Full Definition of HINDQUARTER

:  one side of the back half of the carcass of a quadruped including a leg and usually one or more ribs
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


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