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Definition of "hindquarter" [hindquarter]

  • The posterior portion of a side of beef, lamb, veal, or mutton, including a hind leg and one or two ribs. (noun)
  • The posterior part of a quadruped, adjacent to the hind legs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hindquarter" in a sentence
  • "From the Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson, Texas, he reports: Drawing on interviews with dozens of eye-witnesses, [Sasquatch expert Dr. Henner] Fahrenbach went on to say that Bigfoot's diet is rich in mussels, clams, peacocks, and the "hindquarter" of deer."
  • "In honour of my fellow Yellowknifer Janet Pacey and her unabashed love of ptarmigans I finally got off my haunches (which is defined as “the fleshy hindquarter of an animal” – definitely suitable) and got some ptarmigan shots."
  • "Venison will never taste so good ... don't beleive me, try it with one hindquarter this year ... it will make a believer out of you!"