hind hind  /ˈhaɪnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers
  2. (n) a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
  3. (adj) located at or near the back of an animal

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But his left hind hoof, uninjured in the Preakness, continued to re-grow after surgery removed 80% of it.
  2. Valmik Thapar watched as a tiger he nicknamed Kublai backed into a pool of water, hind legs first to avoid getting his face wet.
  3. His curse is Waldo, a mischievous cat who walks on his hind legs.

News

  1. Dog with 2 broken legs on the mend

    CONROE, Texas – A Chihuahua mix puppy was brought to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter as a stray last month with two broken hind legs. Veterinarians believe the puppy, named Kayla, was dropped from a considerable height. The shelter was able to raise money for her surgery, and she will be ready for adoption in the next few weeks.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Braces help dog regain mobility

    AP Photo/Steve Bohnstedt, The Quincy Herald-Whig Veterinarian Dr. Bob Reich places orthopedic braces on the hind legs of Quincy, an 8-year-old blue merle sheltie, with help from technicians Carilie Wear and Whitney Jansen on May 23.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  3. Empathy and Disgust Do Battle in the Brain

    Rats don't usually come out into daylight, especially not on a busy morning in New York City. But there it was, head awkwardly jutting out in front of its body, swinging from side to side. What injured the creature, I have no idea, but its hind legs could no longer support its weight. The rat dragged them like a kid drags a garbage bag that parents have asked be taken out–reluctantly. The ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Scientific American

Quotes

  1. "It seems like it's kind of a mom awakening in the last year and a half......Here in Alaska, I always think of the mama grizzly bears that rise up on their hind legs when someone is coming to attack their cubs, to do something adverse toward their...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "It shares some features with birds. It moves its hands sideways, like how birds can fold their wings. Its head, vertebral column, hind limbs, hands are all bird-like," said Xu Xing, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of...
    on Jan 30, 2010 By: Xu Xing Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "He came back fine from the workout," trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. "But when we went to wash his feet, he took a couple of funny steps and we noticed some swelling in his right hind leg."
    on Jun 23, 2007 By: Kiaran McLaughlin Source: SI.com

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