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1. The front section of a side of meat.
2. The foreleg, shoulder, and adjacent lateral parts of an animal, especially a horse.
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(Cookery) the front portion, including the leg, of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb
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(ˈfɔrˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-, ˈfoʊr-)

the forward end of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb.
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Noun1.forequarter - the front 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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So through various yawning holes there slipped to the floor below--to one room hams, to another forequarters, to another sides of pork.
Her eye was arrested by crossed scabbards of fretted wood upon the dull green wall, and whereever there was a high flat eminence, some fern waved from a pot of crinkled china, or a bronze horse reared so high that the stump of a tree had to sustain his forequarters. The waters of family life seemed to rise and close over her head, and she munched in silence.
Chapter 12 -- Global Upper Limb Prosthetics Market Analysis 2013-2017 & Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028 by Indication Based on indication, the Upper Limb Prosthetics market is segmented into Forequarter Amputations Shoulder Disarticulation, Transhumeral Disarticulation, Elbow Disarticulation, Transradial Disarticulation , Wrist Disarticulation, Partial Hand and Fingers Amputations.
On the top floor there is a forequarter and hindquarter deboning room, a cutting room and the primary packaging area, which is divided into the two Flow-vac FV 35 and FV 55 lines, each for different sizes of cuts, both with automatic loading to a VS95 chamber and with their respective heat shrink tunnels.
The curative treatment for the local tumor is total excision or limb amputation in locally advanced tumors (forequarter amputation or shoulder disarticulation in the upper extremity and through hip amputation or trans-hemipelvectomy in the lower extremity).
One corned beef brand also increased its price due to rising cost of raw material beef forequarter.
If you don't want to buy a whole or side, you can choose either the forequarter (everything from the neck to the second-to-last rib) or the hindquarter (everything from the second-to-last rib to the hind hoof).
this year are Karen Bell of the butcher shop and restaurant Bavette La Boucherie in Milwaukee; Lisa Carlson of Chef Shack in Bay City, which serves rustic French fare on weekends only; and Jonny Hunter of Madison's Forequarter, part of the Underground Collective, serving seasonal dishes.
| Jacob's Ladder: "A beef cut from the forequarter, consisting of thick rib bones with lots of meat.