Definition of aitchbone in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪtʃbəʊn


  • 1The buttock or rump bone of cattle.
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    • It also contains aitchbone and a fat covering on the outer muscle.
    • The bone at the sirloin end - the aitchbone - can be removed by the butcher, which makes carving the complicated lamb leg much easier.
    • Cut along a line following the line of the aitchbone and through the ball and socket. Remove the aitchbone.
  • 1.1A cut of beef lying over the aitchbone.
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    • Terrine of aitchbone and vegetables at a selection of season salads and filled horseradish crêpe
    • Organic Beef Aitchbone Joint.
    • He also promised that he would get an aitchbone of beef for all the family weddings.


late 15th century, from dialect nache 'rump', from Old French, based on Latin natis 'buttock(s)', + bone. The initial n in a nache bone was lost by wrong division; compare with adder1.

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