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forequarter

[fawr-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
the forward end of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; fore- + quarter
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Examples from the web for forequarter
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for forequarter

forequarter

/ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtə/
noun
1.
the front portion, including the leg, of half of a carcass, as of beef or lamb
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