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Related to flitch: Flitch beam, Flitch of bacon

flitch

 (flĭch)
n.
1. A salted and cured side of bacon.
2. A longitudinal cut from the trunk of a tree.
3. One of several planks secured together to form a single beam.

[Middle English flicche, from Old English flicce.]

flitch

(flɪtʃ)
n
1. (Cookery) a side of pork salted and cured
2. (Cookery) a steak cut from the side of certain fishes, esp halibut
3. (Building) a piece of timber cut lengthways from a tree trunk, esp one that is larger than 4 by 12 inches
vb
(Building) (tr) to cut (a tree trunk) into flitches
[Old English flicce; related to Old Norse flikki, Middle Low German vlicke, Norwegian flika; see flesh]

flitch

(flɪtʃ)

n.
1. a side of bacon salted and cured.
2.
a. a piece, as a board, bolted together with others to form a beam.
b. a thin piece of wood, as a veneer.
c. a bundle of veneers, arranged as cut from the log.
[before 900; Middle English flicche, Old English flicca; c. Middle Low German vlicke, Old Norse flikki]

flitch


Past participle: flitched
Gerund: flitching

Imperative
flitch
flitch
Present
I flitch
you flitch
he/she/it flitches
we flitch
you flitch
they flitch
Preterite
I flitched
you flitched
he/she/it flitched
we flitched
you flitched
they flitched
Present Continuous
I am flitching
you are flitching
he/she/it is flitching
we are flitching
you are flitching
they are flitching
Present Perfect
I have flitched
you have flitched
he/she/it has flitched
we have flitched
you have flitched
they have flitched
Past Continuous
I was flitching
you were flitching
he/she/it was flitching
we were flitching
you were flitching
they were flitching
Past Perfect
I had flitched
you had flitched
he/she/it had flitched
we had flitched
you had flitched
they had flitched
Future
I will flitch
you will flitch
he/she/it will flitch
we will flitch
you will flitch
they will flitch
Future Perfect
I will have flitched
you will have flitched
he/she/it will have flitched
we will have flitched
you will have flitched
they will have flitched
Future Continuous
I will be flitching
you will be flitching
he/she/it will be flitching
we will be flitching
you will be flitching
they will be flitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flitching
you have been flitching
he/she/it has been flitching
we have been flitching
you have been flitching
they have been flitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flitching
you will have been flitching
he/she/it will have been flitching
we will have been flitching
you will have been flitching
they will have been flitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flitching
you had been flitching
he/she/it had been flitching
we had been flitching
you had been flitching
they had been flitching
Conditional
I would flitch
you would flitch
he/she/it would flitch
we would flitch
you would flitch
they would flitch
Past Conditional
I would have flitched
you would have flitched
he/she/it would have flitched
we would have flitched
you would have flitched
they would have flitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flitch - fish steak usually cut from a halibut
fish steak - cross-section slice of a large fish
2.flitch - salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork
gammon - hind portion of a side of bacon
side of pork - dressed half of a hog carcass
bacon - back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
Translations

flitch

[flɪtʃ] N flitch of baconhoja f de tocino

flitch

nSpeckseite f; (of halibut)Heilbuttschnitte f
References in classic literature ?
Then good-bye and good-bye, and charming occasion worthy of the Golden Age, and more about the flitch of bacon, and the like of that; and Twemlow goes staggering across Piccadilly with his hand to his forehead, and is nearly run down by a flushed lettercart, and at last drops safe in his easy-chair, innocent good gentleman, with his hand to his forehead still, and his head in a whirl.
But to be a town councilor and discuss how many dustmen are needed, and how chimneys shall be constructed in the town in which I don't live--to serve on a jury and try a peasant who's stolen a flitch of bacon, and listen for six hours at a stretch to all sorts of jabber from the counsel for the defense and the prosecution, and the president cross-examining my old half-witted Alioshka, 'Do you admit, prisoner in the dock, the fact of the removal of the
I trust well that a fool I mean, d'ye see me, sirs, a fool that is free of his guild and master of his craft, and can give as much relish and flavour to a cup of wine as ever a flitch of bacon can I say, brethren, such a fool shall never want a wise clerk to pray for or fight for him at a strait, while I can say a mass or flourish a partisan.
He looked at the small remains of a flitch, and then looked undecidedly at Pigling.
Calculate the additional VV" of veneer per flitch with the new table;
I take canned pineapple and cut bacon from the flitch with my pocketknife.
Virginia": Beneath a tender flitch of skin, the grease/ants make & traffic.
The roof is supported by distinctive tapering Glulam beams, flitch plates and steel cruciform columns.
I was braced for a flitch or even clenched teeth and muttered curses.
Similarly, the poetic persona in "In His Own Image" reflects on her miserable status as dutiful wife, tired and overworked in any town's suburb where "the bacon flitch," "the cups deep on the shelf," and the "kettle's paunch" become the "meagre proofs" of her existence (1995a: 57).
The team decided to raise the entire ceiling to 9 feet 3 inches by replacing a steel beam with a flitch beam over a longer span and raising this and an existing flitch beam.
MIDDLESBROUGH A (home to Redcar, 2pm, 3pm): from Woodward, Flapper, Kearney, Ellershaw, Orwin, Norman, Scott, Flitch, Pearce, Horsman, Wilkinson, Tilson, Koto, Gunn, McGravey, John, Nichols, Sawdon, Venis, Elliott.