Definition of gristle in English:


Syllabification: gris·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈgrisəl


  • Cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat.
    More example sentences
    • He grins, and there are bits of gristle and meat stuck in his teeth.
    • My friend thought it was a little too dry, and although I didn't totally agree, I did think the portion was far too boney, with too much gristle and not enough meat.
    • More than half of it isn't meat at all, but gristle or bone.


Old English, of unknown origin.

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