Definition of forequarter in US English:



  • 1A front quarter of something, especially of a carcass (of beef, lamb, etc.).

    • ‘The pig parts vary somewhat between burials, although there is a definite preference for forelimbs or forequarters with or without elements of a head.’
    • ‘It will be simplest to not sell the carcass in any greater break down than one-half of one-half which is equivalent to one-quarter of beef but includes half the meat from the forequarter and half from the hindquarter.’
    • ‘Areas such as the forequarter, less suited to this treatment, are cut into chunks for stewing.’
    • ‘We will be focussing on the forequarter, which lends itself to all kinds of delicious but thrifty recipes.’
    • ‘Some muscles and nerves are specific to each quarter whilst five muscles link the forequarter with the hindquarter.’
    • ‘Ask for an aged standing rib roast from the forequarter, trimmed and chined; bring to room temperature before roasting.’
    • ‘Most cuts are suitable for roasting, although those from the forequarters contain much fat and some connective tissue.’
    • ‘The fillet is handed to his wife's family, while the owner shares the rump and forequarters amongst himself and his brothers.’
    • ‘Hocks, which look a bit like a miniature ham, are cut from the forequarter of pork, adjoining the trotters.’
    • ‘Take for example a forequarter of Wild Boar which coincidentally was the first thing I ever roasted.’
    1. 1.1forequarters The front legs and adjoining parts of a quadruped.
      • ‘Bison are distinguished by their low horns, rounded forehead, and greater height of the forequarters compared with the hindquarters.’
      • ‘The forequarters and hindquarters must be in balance with each other for the purpose of correct gait.’
      • ‘The eggshell collapsed on one side, spilling out the creature within, or at least its forequarters.’
      • ‘We generally use this line of influence to direct turns or any movement of the forequarters or hindquarters off the primary line.’
      • ‘It appears to depict a bison's head and forequarters attached to a humanlike body.’
      • ‘Neither is seen very often and their stocky body types and powerful forequarters are somewhat similar.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Reach of stride of the foreleg is dependent upon correct angulation, musculation and ligamentation of the forequarters, together with correct width of chest and construction of rib cage.’
      • ‘Next lower part of the neck and left flank, after this; belly, right flank, forequarters, backquarters and tail.’
      • ‘Her neck flows well into her forequarters and she has a good deep chest.’
      • ‘A balanced dog will have forequarters and rearquarters angulation that work well together.’
      • ‘He has good reach in his forequarters and strong drive with his hindquarters.’
      • ‘This gives a chestiness, and strength of forequarters, yet not of the ‘Bulldog’ chest.’
      • ‘The bone of the forequarters must be very heavy in relation to the size of the dog.’
      • ‘The forequarters have flat, somewhat sloping shoulders and high withers.’
      • ‘The difference in weight distribution between forequarters and hindquarters is due to the weight of the head and neck.’