Definition of Pin bone

1. Noun. Part of the sirloin between the flat bone and the porterhouse.

Generic synonyms: Cut Of Beef
Group relationships: Sirloin

Definition of Pin bone

1. Noun. A long, thin bone in a fish extending sideways from the backbone. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pin Bone

pin-tailed duck
pin-tailed grouse
pin-tailed sandgrouse
pin amalgam
pin and ligature cutter
pin back
pin bone (current term)
pin cherry
pin clover
pin curl
pin down
pin implant
pin money
pin oak
pin table
pin the tail on the donkey
pin up
pin wrench
pina cloth

Literary usage of Pin bone

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1. Museum Rusticum Et Commerciale: Or, Select Papers on Agriculture, Commerce by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain (1765)
"... the pin-bones- oa each fide in the heft manner you can, (though it fo hap- ' . pens that the pin-bone'on the near fide is ..."

2. The American Agriculturist (1843)
"19 Girth of throat . . . .,32 Length from root of horn to pin bone . ... 9 From point of hip or huckle to pin bone 2 3 From hip or huckle to hock or gambril ..."

3. Philadelphia Cook Book: A Manual of Home Economics by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer (1886)
"The sirloin runs from the rib to the hip or pin bone; the rump extends from ... ROAST BEEF The best pieces for roasting are the ribs, sirloin, and pin bone. ..."

4. Mrs. Norton's Cook-book: Selecting, Cooking, and Serving for the Home Table by Jeanette Young Norton (1917)
"The chuck and pin bone are good in stews or meat pies. Of all the steaks the porterhouse is the best for planking. For roasting there are three prime rib ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"MS. Cantab. Ft. ¡i. 38, f. 81. PIN-BASKET. The youngest child of a family; often the weakest and smallest. PIN-BONE. The hip-bone. Jl'est. ..."

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