Definition of rasher in English:



  • A thin slice of bacon.

    ‘two rashers of lean bacon’
    ‘he cut into one of the rashers on his plate’
    • ‘According to its maker, it can cook any food from vegetables to rashers of bacon.’
    • ‘For food professionals, winter is the time for hearty foods, for steamy fish stews, rashers of bacon, and platter upon platter of broiled meats.’
    • ‘I believe I even saw someone fishing with rashers of bacon.’
    • ‘Cecil helped himself to an omelette, several rashers of bacon and two slices of toast before he turned to look for Mark and Kristy.’
    • ‘If the skin is torn you can patch it up with a rasher of green bacon.’
    • ‘Place the bacon rashers on a baking tray and bake until crisp, then remove and keep warm.’
    • ‘I assumed that she didn't want to be openly nasty to me in front of the children, and helped myself to some rashers of bacon and a new slice of toast.’
    • ‘Fry or grill the rashers of Black Bacon ™ until just crisp, keep warm.’
    • ‘Grill rashers of smoked streaky bacon until crisp and cut into small squarish pieces.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the plate of spare sausage and rashers of bacon was being politely offered around the table.’
    • ‘She brought a platter of sausages, scrambled eggs and two rashers of bacon with steaming bread.’
    • ‘Indeed, regardless of era, salted bacon, especially rashers of bacon, and salted butter have endured as favourite foodstuffs.’
    • ‘When roasting whole guinea fowl, protect the breast meat with bacon rashers.’
    • ‘The bacon rashers can be placed on a heat-proof plate and put back in the oven to finish cooking till all the fat has melted and there are just very crisp bits left.’
    • ‘The exhibit is two inches long and striped pink and black, the striping having been achieved by, at one stage, wrapping the sausage in a rasher of bacon.’
    • ‘An egg and sausage, two rashers of bacon, mushrooms and black pudding, beans and tinned tomatoes filled the plate.’
    • ‘Then drape 3 rashers of bacon over the exposed stuffing in a star fashion forming a lid and secure with string.’
    • ‘The breakfast consisted of two fried eggs and two rashers of streaky bacon crisply done.’
    • ‘Eggs, bacon rashers, sausages and hash browns came in twos.’
    • ‘Brussels officials are convinced that fun and games for pigs make for healthier animals and tastier pork chops or bacon rashers.’
    piece, portion, wedge, chunk, hunk, lump, slab, segment
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Late 16th century: of unknown origin.