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English definition of “hamstring”

hamstring

noun [C]     /ˈhæm.strɪŋ/
any of five tendons (= pieces of tissue connecting muscles to bones ) at the back of the knee : He pulled (= injured ) a hamstring while playing rugby .The leg one of the three large muscles at the back of the thigh : the hamstring muscles
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