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hindquarters

Line breaks: hind|quar¦ters
Pronunciation: /hʌɪn(d)ˈkwɔːtəz
 
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Definition of hindquarters in English:

plural noun

The hind legs and adjoining parts of a quadruped.
Example sentences
  • See, the front half of the horse was simply white with black spots on its dappled middle, and her hindquarters and hind legs were jet black.
  • The leopard braced for the charge, tail twitching, snarling, head low, outstretched forepaws, hindquarters arched.
  • Most people admire a dog that works with its head low to the ground, with its hindquarters high and its tail tucked between its hind legs.

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