Definition of forequarter in English:


Syllabification: fore·quar·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌkwôrtər


  • 1A front quarter of something, especially of a carcass (of beef, lamb, etc.).
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    • It will be simplest to not sell the carcass in any greater break down than one-half of one-half which is equivalent to one-quarter of beef but includes half the meat from the forequarter and half from the hindquarter.
    • Some muscles and nerves are specific to each quarter whilst five muscles link the forequarter with the hindquarter.
    • Take for example a forequarter of Wild Boar which coincidentally was the first thing I ever roasted.
  • 1.1 (forequarters) The front legs and adjoining parts of a quadruped.
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    • Bison are distinguished by their low horns, rounded forehead, and greater height of the forequarters compared with the hindquarters.
    • A dragon figure occupies one side of the tree, its forequarters resting on the base and its undulating, ropelike body (part of which is now missing) extending upward.
    • It appears to depict a bison's head and forequarters attached to a humanlike body.

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