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Joints and cuts of meat

beefsteak

noun

a large thick piece of good-quality beef

braising steak

noun

beef that is suitable for braising

breast

noun

meat from a bird’s breast, or from the front part of the body of some other animals

brisket

noun

meat, usually beef, from an animal’s chest

chop

noun

a small piece of meat with a bone in it, usually from a sheep or a pig

chuck

noun

chuck steak

chuck steak

noun

a piece of meat taken from the neck and shoulder of a cow

chump

noun

a thick end of a piece of meat

cut

noun

a piece of meat that has been cut from a particular part of the animal

cutlet

noun

a flat piece of meat still connected to a bone, usually a piece of lamb or veal

drumstick

noun

the lower part of the leg of a chicken or other bird, cooked and eaten as food

escalope

noun

a thin piece of meat that you cook in hot fat

filet

another spelling of fillet1

fillet

noun

a long thin piece of meat with no bones in it

flank

noun

the side of an animal’s body between its hip and its ribs, or the meat from this part of an animal’s body

haunch

noun

the upper part of an animal’s leg, used as meat

hock

noun

the part above a pig’s back foot that is sometimes eaten as meat

knuckle

noun

a piece of meat from an animal’s lower leg

leg

noun

a piece of meat that comes from an animal’s leg

loin

noun

a piece of meat from the sides or back of an animal, near the tail

marrow bone

noun

a bone that has marrow inside it, sometimes used for adding flavour to soup

neck

noun

the flesh of an animal’s neck when eaten as food

pork belly

noun

a piece of fresh meat from one side of a pig

rasher

noun

a thin flat piece of bacon or ham

rib

noun

a piece of meat that is attached to the rib of an animal

rump steak

noun

meat that comes from a cow’s rump

shank

noun

the lower part of an animal’s leg, or meat from an animal’s leg

shoulder

noun

the upper part of the front leg of an animal, or meat from this part

side

noun

one half of the body of a cow, pig, or other large animal, used as food

sirloin

noun

an expensive piece of beef taken from a cow’s lower back

spare ribs

noun

meat that comes from the chest of an animal, especially a pig, that is cooked and eaten with the bones in

steak

noun

the meat from a cow, especially a piece without fat that is high in quality

steak

noun

meat from a cow that is cut into small pieces and used for making things like stew (=a very thick soup)

steak

noun

a large piece of another type of meat or fish

T-bone steak

noun

a thick piece of beef containing a bone shaped like the letter T

tenderloin

noun

meat of good quality that is cut from the side of a pig or cow

thigh

noun

the upper part of the leg of a bird, eaten as food

topside

noun

beef cut from the top outer part of a cow’s leg

trotter

noun

the foot of a pig, sometimes cooked and eaten as food

wing

noun

the meat from the wing of a chicken etc, eaten as food

wishbone

noun

a bone shaped like a Y in a cooked bird. Traditionally, two people pull the bone and the person who gets the larger piece can make a wish.

a rack of lamb/pork

a large piece of meat from a sheep/pig that consists of its chest and ribs

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