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

forequarters (ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtəz)
 
pl n
the part of the body of a horse or similar quadruped that consists of the forelegs, shoulders, and adjoining parts

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Its powerful forequarters, neck, and jaw serve to grasp and hold large prey.
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