forequarter

[fawr-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-, fohr-]
noun
the forward end of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb.

Origin:
1490–1500; fore- + quarter

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forequarter (ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtə)
 
n
the front portion, including the leg, of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb

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In other instances, animals may have weakened forequarter or hindquarter muscles and occasionally weakened throat muscles.
Other muscles commonly affected are hindquarter, forequarter, and throat muscles.
Also in great demand are forequarter cuts and bones with flesh from the deboning process of export plants.
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