hamstring


n.

  1. Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
  2. hamstrings The hamstring muscle.
  3. The large tendon in the back of the hind tarsal joint of the quadruped.

  1. A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.

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