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Definition of hamstring:

  1. One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.
  2. To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.


injure, tie, free, leash, handcuff, help, trammel, manacle, hog-tie, shackle, hurt, hamstring tendon, chain.

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