hamstrung

Science Dictionary
hamstring   (hām'strĭng')  Pronunciation Key 
A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hamstring
Next Definition: hand ax
Words Near: hamstrung
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hamstrung
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hamstrung
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature