Definition of forequarters in English:

forequarters

Line breaks: fore|quar¦ters
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːkwɔːtəz
 
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noun

  • 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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