Definition of boneless in US English:



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

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