Definition of aitchbone in English:

aitchbone

noun

  • 1The buttock or rump bone of cattle.

    • ‘The bone at the sirloin end - the aitchbone - can be removed by the butcher, which makes carving the complicated lamb leg much easier.’
    • ‘Cut along a line following the line of the aitchbone and through the ball and socket. Remove the aitchbone.’
    • ‘It also contains aitchbone and a fat covering on the outer muscle.’
    • ‘The aitchbone may be cut in a fully automatic operation performed when the carcass is suspended on overhead rails.’
    1. 1.1 A cut of beef lying over the aitchbone.
      • ‘Organic Beef Aitchbone Joint.’
      • ‘To slice, cut parallel to the aitchbone on a diagonal.’
      • ‘I find aitchbone or topside good enough.’
      • ‘Technical service supervisors pull 10 samples from the conveyor hourly and measure them on each side for length of shoulder scribe, rib scribe, neck bone and aitchbone.’
      • ‘Terrine of aitchbone and vegetables at a selection of season salads and filled horseradish crêpe’
      • ‘The aitchbone forms part of the silverside and contains the tail-bone.’
      • ‘He also promised that he would get an aitchbone of beef for all the family weddings.’

Origin

Late 15th century, from dialect nache ‘rump’, from Old French, based on Latin natis ‘buttock(s)’, + bone. The initial n in a nache bone was lost by wrong division; compare with adder.

Pronunciation

aitchbone

/ˈāCHˌbōn/