Meaning of hamstring
Pronunciation: (ham'string"), [key]
— n., v., -strung, -string•ing.
- (in humans and other primates) any of the tendons that bound the ham of the knee.
- (in quadrupeds) the great tendon at the back of the hock.
- to disable by cutting the hamstring or hamstrings; cripple.
- to render powerless or useless; thwart: Their efforts were hamstrung by stubborn pride.
- hamstring (Thesaurus)