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sir·loin

 (sûr′loin′)
n.
A cut of meat, especially of beef, from the upper part of the loin just in front of the round.

[Middle English surloine, from Old French surlonge, *surloigne : sur, above (from Latin super; see uper in Indo-European roots) + longe, loigne, loin; see loin.]

sirloin

(ˈsɜːˌlɔɪn)
n
(Cookery) a prime cut of beef from the loin, esp the upper part
[C16 surloyn, from Old French surlonge, from sur above + longe, from loigne loin]

sir•loin

(ˈsɜr lɔɪn)

n.
the portion of the loin of beef in front of the rump.
[1515–25; earlier surloyn < Old French *surloigne, variant of surlonge. See sur-1, loin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sirloin - the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rumpsirloin - the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
beef loin - cut of meat from a loin of beef
wedge bone - part of the sirloin nearest the rump
flat bone - part of the sirloin next to the wedge bone
pin bone - part of the sirloin between the flat bone and the porterhouse
sirloin tip - a cut of beef from the upper end of the sirloin
sirloin steak - a cut of beef from the sirloin
Translations
svíčková
mørbrad
aloyaucontrefiletfaux-filet
vesepecsenye
òunn steik
fileja
sviečková
sığır filetosu

sirloin

[ˈsɜːlɔɪn] Nsolomillo m

sirloin

[ˈsɜːrlɔɪn] naloyau msirloin steak nbifteck m dans l'aloyau

sirloin

n (Cook) → Lendenfilet nt

sirloin

[ˈsɜːˌlɔɪn] n (of beef) → controfiletto

sirloin

(ˈsəːloin) noun
a joint of beef cut from the upper part of the back.
References in classic literature ?
In two or three days more, I was informed by the authorities of his having led to the discovery of sirloins of beef among the kitchen-stuff, and sheets in the rag-bag.
a visage, joined to the brawny form of the holy man, spoke rather of sirloins and haunches, than of pease and pulse.
Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.
I hope," said another, "it will be, mainly, good substantial joints, sirloins, spareribs, and hinder quarters, without too many kickshaws.
At his first arrival, which was immediately before the entrance of the roast-beef, he had given an intimation that he had brought some news with him, and was beginning to tell, that he came that moment from Mr Allworthy's, when the sight of the roast-beef struck him dumb, permitting him only to say grace, and to declare he must pay his respect to the baronet, for so he called the sirloin.
On the table was a roast sirloin of pork, garnished with shamrocks.
I have had a sirloin so large, that I have been forced to make three bites of it; but this is rare.
Cahill insisted on sirloin, but admitted that he had made a mistake later on.
He also gave them to understand that the cooking apparatus roasted a fine piece of sirloin of beef, weighing about six pounds avoir-dupoise, in two minutes and a quarter, as he had himself witnessed, and proved by his sense of taste; and further, that, however the effect was produced, he had distinctly seen water boil and bubble up when the single gentleman winked; from which facts he (Mr Swiveller) was led to infer that the lodger was some great conjuror or chemist, or both, whose residence under that roof could not fail at some future days to shed a great credit and distinction on the name of Brass, and add a new interest to the history of Bevis Marks.
Can the proudest governor in all the States go into his fields, and slaughter a nobler bullock than is here offered to the meanest hand; and when he has gotten his sirloin, or his steak, can he eat it with as good a relish as he who has sweetened his food with wholesome toil, and earned it according to the law of natur', by honestly mastering that which the Lord hath put before him?
Bute, who knew how many days the sirloin of beef lasted at the Hall; how much linen was got ready at the great wash; how many peaches were on the south wall; how many doses her ladyship took when she was ill--for such points are matters of intense interest to certain persons in the country--Mrs.
Sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce INGREDIENTS 1 bunch flat leaf parsley Olive oil Red wine vinegar 4 cloves garlic 1 red chilli 4 8oz sirloins (any steak is fine but I love sirloin