Definition of summer sausage in US English:

summer sausage


North American
  • A type of hard dried and smoked sausage that is similar to salami in preparation and can be kept without refrigeration.

    • ‘Order 10 summer sausages and receive a free box of Powerplay!’
    • ‘A pound and a half of walleye does not make a meal for five adults and two youngsters, so we had our usual lunch of beef jerky and dried fruit, fresh apple, cheese, summer sausage, crackers, and so on.’
    • ‘We stood in the rain, cowering beneath our ponchos, eating summer sausage straight out of the packaging.’
    • ‘The garrulous storeowner sometimes cut up summer sausage and cheese and joined us on the porch where we tilted back frosty green soda bottles and solved the problems of the world.’
    • ‘Her company has introduced other types such as peppercorn garlic and bison summer sausage, while another line offers gouda cheese spread in 11 different flavors.’


summer sausage

/ˈsəmər ˌsäsij/