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1. The posterior portion of a side of beef, lamb, veal, or mutton, including a hind leg and one or two ribs.
2. hindquarters The posterior part of a quadruped, adjacent to the hind legs.
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1. (Cookery) one of the two back quarters of a carcass of beef, lamb, etc
2. (Zoology) (plural) the rear, esp of a four-legged animal
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(ˈhaɪndˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-)

1. 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.
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Noun1.hindquarter - the back half of a side of meat
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
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