Definition of gristle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɪs(ə)l/


[mass noun]
Cartilage, especially when found as tough inedible tissue in meat.
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.

Words that rhyme with gristle

abyssal, bristle, epistle, missal, scissel, thistle, whistle

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Line breaks: gris¦tle

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