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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.]
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
(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]
1. a side of bacon salted and cured.
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]
Past participle: flitched
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|Noun||1.||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