Definition of sidemeat in English:



mass nounNorth American
  • Salt pork or bacon, typically cut from the side of the pig.

    • ‘Chop the greens and turnips and sidemeat all up together.’
    • ‘Hams, shoulders, and sidemeat were cured for customers using each person's individual hogs and the first hams and sidemeat were cured in a converted outbuilding behind Carl's house.’
    • ‘He recalled that, when he was growing up on the farm, the family killed three hogs per year to keep the family in ham, sausage and sidemeat.’
    • ‘From the very beginning, when Alabama was frontier country, Southern cookery was founded on hard-times staples like corn meal and sidemeat.’
    • ‘All the trimmings from the cutting table - from the hams, shoulders, and sidemeat or pork - go to the skinning table.’
    • ‘I tend to splurge on sidemeat, and buy a honey or maple glazed spiral-cut ham.’
    • ‘Jars or barrels would be stocked with sausage, headcheese and pickled pork, and hams, bacon and sidemeat were cured and hung from rafters for future use.’