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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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  • Its powerful forequarters, neck, and jaw serve to grasp and hold large prey.
British Dictionary definitions for forequarters

forequarters

/ˈfɔːˌkwɔːtəz/
plural noun
1.
the part of the body of a horse or similar quadruped that consists of the forelegs, shoulders, and adjoining parts

forequarter

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