hindquarter
Noun

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 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      While Major was speaking four large rats had crept out of their holes and were sitting on their hindquarters, listening to him.
  3. (metonymy, derogatory, usually plural) Human behind, butt.



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