(especially of a bodily part) situated at the back; posterior.‘he snagged a calf by the hind leg’
back, rear, hinder, hindmost, posteriorView synonyms
- ‘This was associated with infection by a flatworm or fluke infection called Ribeiroia, which formed cysts near the hind legs.’
- ‘The same held true when they injected the drug into multiple ganglia that connect to the tail and hind legs.’
- ‘Herodotus rejoins that camels have four thighbones in their hind legs, and that their genitals face backwards.’
- ‘Moments later he appeared, dragging his hind legs.’
- ‘Tyran reared onto his hind legs in rage, his nostrils flaring and his breathing intense.’
- ‘After the skin was sutured, the outer end of the tube was fixed with surgical tape at the shaved hind leg.’
- ‘Every hour, it jerkily rears up on its hind legs and waggles its forelegs a bit.’
- ‘One of the animals filled the screen, rearing up on its hind legs and seemingly staring back at her with dark eyes.’
- ‘Lacey tried to get close to the Mare, but it reared up on its hind legs, kicking out at her with her forelegs, forcing her back out of the horse's reach.’
- ‘Have you ever been roared at by a man-eater with fangs four inches away from your face, as it reared on its hind legs to lunge six feet tall at you?’
- ‘Artaxes reared onto his hind legs, and gave a quick kick of his back legs, and Miri could hold him back no longer.’
- ‘The dragon reared up onto its hind legs, his front foot connecting roughly with Fin's chest.’
- ‘Path reared up onto her hind legs, kicking more of the enemy with her iron-like hooves.’
- ‘The unicorn whinnied and reared up onto her hind legs, ‘I'll take it from her Mel.’’
- ‘It howled again, then reared back onto its hind two legs.’
- ‘As the hunters approached the creature, it roared loudly, reared up on its hind legs, then charged the small group.’
- ‘Then the turtle reared on its hind legs and grew five times its original size.’
- ‘She pulled back hard on the reigns, and the horse reared back on its hind legs.’
- ‘The Elders showed them how to gut the carcass and prepare the hide with a traditional tool fashioned from a hind leg bone.’
- ‘Some apes started walking on hind legs, employing their forelimbs as hands for holding and shaping tools.’
Middle English perhaps shortened from Old English behindan (see behind).
1A female deer, especially a red deer or sika in and after the third year.
2Any of several large edible groupers with spotted markings.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hinde and German Hinde, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘hornless’, shared by Greek kemas ‘young deer’.
1Scottish archaic A skilled farm worker.
- 1.1A peasant or rustic.
Late Old English hīne ‘household servants’, apparently from hīgna, hīna, genitive plural of hīgan, hīwan ‘family members’.