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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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References in classic literature ?
"My dear papa, I sent the whole hindquarter. I knew you would wish it.
Karay finished scratching his hindquarters and, cocking his ears, got up with quivering tail from which tufts of matted hair hung down.
The reddish Lyubim rushed forward from behind Milka, sprang impetuously at the wolf, and seized it by its hindquarters, but immediately jumped aside in terror.
Scarce had he settled himself to a comfortable position, his lithe, muscular legs drawn well up beneath him as the panther draws his hindquarters in preparation for the spring, than Bara, the deer, came daintily down to drink.
With his crude stone knife he cut a juicy steak from the hindquarters, and while the great lion paced, growling, back and forth below him, Lord Greystoke filled his savage belly, nor ever in the choicest of his exclusive London clubs had a meal tasted more palatable.
And Michael was in an ecstasy, bracing his hindquarters to one side or the other against the caressing fingers.
But the people, so often as it joined them, saw on their hindquarters the old feudal coats of arms, and deserted with loud and irreverent laughter.
The drooping of the hindquarters would almost make me doubt the purity of its German breed, and I think there is English blood in him.
"There's no harm in a kick in the hindquarters when your belly's full," said Captain Nichols, "and personally I never take it in bad part.
The Brazilian cattle primary cuts are the forequarter with five ribs, the side, and the hindquarter. Economically, a higher dressing of the hindquarter in relation to the other cuts is desired, because on this cut, the best parts with a high commercial value were found (Macedo et al., 2008; Perotto et al., 2009).
The company also denied claims that they use the whole cow in their beef patties, insisting that only beef they use is forequarter and hindquarter trimmings, along with whole muscle cuts.