Definition of aitchbone in English:

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aitchbone

Pronunciation: /ˈāCHˌbōn/

noun

1The buttock or rump bone of cattle.
Example sentences
  • 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 this.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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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Syllabification: aitch·bone

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