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hindquarter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of hind and quarter

NounEdit

hindquarter (plural hindquarters)

  1. Either rear half of a side of beef, mutton, veal, lamb or by extension from another edible mammal.
  2. (in the plural) The hind biped (leg) of a quadruped, or all body parts situated behind the hind legs' trunk-attachment.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 1
      While Major was speaking four large rats had crept out of their holes and were sitting on their hindquarters, listening to him.
  3. (metonymically, derogatory, usually plural) Human behind, butt.

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967