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forequarters

Line breaks: fore|quar¦ters
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːkwɔːtəz
 
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Definition of forequarters in English:

plural noun

The front legs and adjoining parts of a quadruped.
Example sentences
  • 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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Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
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