hindquarter

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noun hind·quar·ter \ˈhīn(d)-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər, -ˌkȯ(r)-\

Definition of hindquarter

  1. 1 :  one side of the back half of the carcass of a quadruped including a leg and usually one or more ribs

  2. 2 hindquarters 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

Circa 1740

First Known Use of hindquarter

circa 1740


HINDQUARTER Defined for English Language Learners

hindquarter

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noun hind·quar·ter \ˈhīn(d)-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər, -ˌkȯ(r)-\

Definition of hindquarter for English Language Learners

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


HINDQUARTER Defined for Kids

hindquarter

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noun hind·quar·ter \ˈhīnd-ˌkwȯr-tər\

Definition of hindquarter for Students

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



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