forequarter

noun
fore·​quar·​ter | \ ˈfȯr-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce forequarter (audio) , -ˌkȯr-\

Definition of forequarter

: the front half of a lateral half of the body or carcass of a quadruped a forequarter of beef

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And if only beef from the forequarter is permitted, how will observant Jews parse meat grown in a lab, no bones and no quarters at all? Washington Post, "Shalt thou eat an Impossible Burger? Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology.," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of forequarter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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