hindquarters hindquarters  /ˈhaɪnd ˌkwɔr tərz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  2. (n) the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In a storm, cattle huddled with their hindquarters facing the wind, and often smothered in the thick snow.
  2. The male panda takes one look at her proffered hindquarters and scoots over to the far corner of his cage.
  3. Powerful spotlights flooded the auction ring in front of the clubhouse, making the horses nervous as they were led in one by one, numbers glued to their hindquarters.

News

  • For animals, an adjustment

    Both hands planted firmly on Jude's hindquarters, Matthew Cooper applied pressure to the horse's pelvic region, a chiropractic technique known as motion palpation. Jude, a 1,200-pound retired racehorse bearing the legendary Seabiscuit's bloodline, is fully capable of kicking Cooper into a barn wall, but stood motionless.        
    on August 3, 2013     Source: Boston.com

Quotes

  • "I wish to address a very cruel and horrific practice currently executed in your country, called 'mulesing,' in which slices of flesh are cut with a pair of shears from a lamb's hindquarters without any painkillers," writes Navratilova. "This...
    on Jan 27, 2005 By: Martina Navratilova Source: PETA (press release)

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