forequarter

noun
fore·quar·ter | \ ˈfȯr-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər , -ˌkȯr- \

Definition of forequarter 

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

First Known Use of forequarter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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