Definition of boneless in US English:

boneless

adjective

  • 1(of a piece of meat or fish) having had the bones removed.

    • ‘This time your boneless piece of Quorn is served ‘Cordon Bleu’.’
    • ‘Currently, only boneless meat cut from cattle younger than 30 months old can reenter the market.’
    • ‘I had a boneless chicken breast with mashed potatoes and peas.’
    • ‘The first aromatic dish out of the iron wok was a boneless fish with jackfruit.’
    • ‘It would work with boneless skinless chicken breasts, but I still highly recommend using bone-in and skin-on pieces of chicken.’
    • ‘One pound of raw skinless, boneless chicken will serve about four people.’
    • ‘Slice a boneless chicken breast into thin strips about 1cm wide.’
    • ‘Turning a batch of fresh-caught fish into boneless fillets requires a skilled hand and a good knife.’
    • ‘However Ann had noticed one of the day's specials, two boneless pork chops in apple sauce and smothered in melted cheddar cheese for £4.75.’
    • ‘Mutton comes in chops, curry cuts, mince and boneless meat.’
    • ‘This was a superb boneless fillet of fish, with a lovely garlic flavour through it.’
    • ‘A pork chop, which has a bone, will lose more of its weight than a boneless pork cutlet.’
    • ‘For those who pretend they eat healthy, add some boneless chicken pieces already cooked.’
    • ‘A one-inch boneless steak, about six ounces, cooks in three minutes.’
    • ‘Boneless steaks, roasts, and ground beef made from boneless beef - as well as cheese and other dairy foods - also appear to be risk-free.’
    • ‘I perused the chicken section and wondered whether I should get boneless or chicken with bone.’
    • ‘After being seasoned and cooked, it would be consumed as boneless processed meat, like in sausages or chicken nuggets.’
    • ‘Whole chickens are the second most popular way people buy chicken, ranking behind boneless skinless breasts.’
    • ‘The lamb shahi korma consisted of tender chunks of boneless meat in a thick rich sauce of cream, nuts and spices.’
    • ‘The recipe below features boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which are the antithesis of cool.’
    1. 1.1 Lacking physical or mental strength.
      ‘the slack and boneless character of his writing’

Pronunciation

boneless

/ˈbōnləs//ˈboʊnləs/