Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- either of the two hind legs and the adjoining loin of a carcass of veal, beef, lamb, etc.
- the hind part of a four-legged animal
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The posterior portion of a side of beef, lamb, veal, or mutton, including a hind leg and one or two ribs.
- hindquarters The posterior part of a quadruped, adjacent to the hind legs.