- (Especially of a bodily part) situated at the back; posterior: he snagged a calf by the hind legMore example sentences
- This was associated with infection by a flatworm or fluke infection called Ribeiroia, which formed cysts near the hind legs.
- The same held true when they injected the drug into multiple ganglia that connect to the tail and hind legs.
- Herodotus rejoins that camels have four thighbones in their hind legs, and that their genitals face backwards.
on one's hind legs
- see leg.
Middle English: perhaps shortened from Old English behindan (see behind).
- 1A female deer, especially a red deer or sika in and after its third year.More example sentences
- In red deer, dominant hinds produce a male-biased offspring sex ratio, but only at low population density.
- In Europe, the red-deer hinds are often culled, but managers often do the shooting.
- For example, dominant red deer hinds produce more surviving offspring over their lives than do subordinates.
- 2Any of several large edible groupers with spotted markings.More example sentences
- Small hard-skinned fish such as snappers, grouper, breams and hind should be gutted and scaled on capture and kept in slurry.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hinde and German Hinde, from an Indo-European root meaning 'hornless', shared by Greek kemas 'young deer'.