[hahynd-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-]
the posterior end of a halved carcass of beef, lamb, etc., sectioned usually between the twelfth and thirteenth ribs.
hindquarters, the rear part of an animal.

1880–85; hind1 + quarter

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hindquarter (ˈhaɪndˌkwɔːtə)
1.  one of the two back quarters of a carcass of beef, lamb, etc
2.  (plural) the rear, esp of a four-legged animal

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When a horse collects, he naturally takes more of his weight onto his hindquarters.
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