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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Recent Examples on the Web The beef back ribs are trimmed off the outside of prime rib (part of the rib primal behind the forequarters) and consist of seven rib bones. Claire Perez,, "Claire’s tip of the week: Long vs. short beef ribs," 15 Nov. 2019 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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“Forequarter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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