hindquarter
hindquarter hindquarter n. the back half of a side of meat, from about the twelfth rib back. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hindquarter — [hīnd′kwôrt΄ər] n. 1. either of the two hind legs and the adjoining loin of a carcass of veal, beef, lamb, etc. 2. [pl.] the hind part of a four legged animal …   English World dictionary

  • hindquarter — noun Date: circa 1740 1. one side of the back half of the carcass of a quadruped including a leg and usually one or more ribs 2. plural the hind pair of legs of a quadruped; broadly all the structures of a quadruped that lie posterior to the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hindquarter — /huynd kwawr teuhr, kwaw /, n. 1. the posterior end of a halved carcass of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs. 2. hindquarters, the rear part of an animal. [1880 85; HIND1 + QUARTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • hindquarter — noun a) Either rear half of a side of beef, mutton, veal, lamb or by extension from another edible mammal. b) The hind biped (leg) of a quadruped, or all body parts situated behind the hind legs trunk attachment …   Wiktionary

  • hindquarter — hind·quar·ter (hīndґkwor tər) in a quadruped, the hind limb with the adjacent loin, pelvis, and musculature …   Medical dictionary

  • hindquarter — n. meat from the rear part of an animal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hindquarter — hind•quar•ter [[t]ˈhaɪndˌkwɔr tər, ˌkwɔ [/t]] n. 1) zool. hindquarters, the rear part of a quadruped 2) the posterior end of a halved carcass, as of a steer or lamb, sectioned usu. after the 12th rib • Etymology: 1880–1885 …   From formal English to slang

  • hindquarter — /ˈhaɪndkwɔtə/ (say huyndkwawtuh) noun 1. the posterior end of a halved carcase of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs. 2. (usually plural) a. the rear part, especially of a four legged animal. b. (of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hindquarter — noun the back half of a side of meat • Hypernyms: ↑cut, ↑cut of meat * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : the back half of a side of beef, veal, mutton, or lamb including a leg and usually one or more ribs 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hindquarter amputation — an operation involving removal of an entire leg and part or all of the pelvis associated with it. It is usually performed for soft tissue or bone sarcomas arising from the upper thigh, hip, or buttock. Compare forequarter amputation. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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