Definition of flitch in English:
1A slab of timber cut from a tree trunk, usually from the outside.
- I would take a flitch, lift the head up and go back, and before I started my next cut, I would take the flitch and spin it 90 degrees.
- He felt that each tree had a soul, explaining that ‘each flitch, each board, each plank can have only one ideal use.’
- These companies purchase the quality of logs as dictated by their customers, cut them into flitches and slice them into fancy face veneers
2 (also flitch plate) The strengthening plate in a flitch beam.
- I'm looking for information, books, web sites etc. on specifications for gusset plates and flitch plates when used with wood members.
- Flitch plates became rare when plywood box beams arrived.
- I've never used a flitch plate because I consider them too inefficient for use in a major beam (compared to a light steel beam) and I've never raised a window or door head that close to a ceiling.
3chiefly dialect A side of bacon.
- The pig was cut so that two sides of pork, flitches, remained; these were cured for bacon.
- This disparaging opinion was hardly shared by hundreds of other colonists who eagerly converted the pigs into flitches of Bacon which they judged ‘very good.’
- If the answer is yes to these questions and you have a story to tell about your marriage you might want to claim the flitch of bacon at next year's Flitch Trials in Great Dunmow.
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