Definition of gristle in English:


Line breaks: gris¦tle
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɪs(ə)l


[mass noun]
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.

Definition of gristle in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rəˈbəf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…