Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body at the back of the hip, on which a person sits; teh buttocks.
  • noun the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks.

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  • noun Plural form of hindquarter.

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  • noun the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

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Examples

  • There were sores all over his body, but his hindquarters were the worst.

    Favourite Dog Stories

  • The mare I saw was three hands shorter than this stud of yours, bred to carry a small horse-archer, not anyone in heavy plate; she was short-backed, deep-chested, and her hindquarters were a little higher than her forequarters.

    Magic's Promise

  • The mare I saw was three hands shorter than this stud of yours, bred to carry a small horse-archer, not anyone in heavy plate; she was short-backed, deep-chested, and her hindquarters were a little higher than her forequarters.

    Magic's Promise

  • It hits my hindquarters with the flat edge and I run forward past the dark man to the end of the grass.

    Mad Dog

  • I reached out to touch Secretariat's on his hindquarters, and just as I did, he wheeled his head around as if to bite me.

    Jim Calio: Secretariat's hair

  • Mars, slow-moving below Leo's hindquarters, doubles in brightness from mag 0.2 to -0.6 as its distance plummets from 156 million to 119 million km and its diameter swells to 12 arcsec.

    Starwatch: The January night sky

  • And, as the captain blasted "We Are Family" from the speakers in his hindquarters while all of Union Square looked on and felt sorry for us, I smiled and waved like I was on the Popemobile.

    Julie Gerstenblatt: I Quack for Groupon

  • It does look like its hindquarters may be missing a bit, maybe had its gut opened up.

    Field & Stream

  • And, as the captain blasted "We Are Family" from the speakers in his hindquarters while all of Union Square looked on and felt sorry for us, I smiled and waved like I was on the Popemobile.

    Julie Gerstenblatt: I Quack for Groupon

  • He sat on his hindquarters less than a foot from Tara, looking up his long, pale nose at her.

    Rogue Oracle

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