Porterhouse
Porterhouse Por"ter*house, n. A house where porter is sold. [1913 Webster]

{Porterhouse steak}, a steak cut from a sirloin of beet, including the upper and under part. [1913 Webster]


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  • Porterhouse — can refer to: *Porterhouse steak *Porterhouse Brewery *A fictional Cambridge college in the novel Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe …   Wikipedia

  • porterhouse — [pôr′tər hous΄] n. 1. Historical a place where beer and porter (and sometimes steaks and chops) are served ☆ 2. [said to be so named as a specialty at a former New York porterhouse] a choice cut of beef from the loin just before the sirloin: in… …   English World dictionary

  • porterhouse — restaurant or chophouse where porter is served, c.1758, from PORTER (Cf. porter) (3). Porterhouse steak (1841) is said to be from a particular establishment in New York City …   Etymology dictionary

  • porterhouse — /pawr teuhr hows , pohr /, n., pl. porterhouses / how ziz/. 1. Also called porterhouse steak. a choice cut of beef from between the prime ribs and the sirloin. 2. Archaic. a house at which porter and other liquors are retailed. [1750 60; PORTER3… …   Universalium

  • porterhouse — noun a) A public house where porter was sold; often also served steaks, chops etc b) A cut of beef taken from the thick end of the short loin; it has a T shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin; a porterhouse steak …   Wiktionary

  • porterhouse — /ˈpɔtəhaʊs/ (say pawtuhhows) noun 1. Also, porterhouse steak. a thick cut T bone steak from the rump end of the loin. 2. (formerly) a house where porter and other liquors were retailed. {porter3 + house1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • porterhouse — n. esp. US 1 hist. a house at which porter and other drinks were retailed. 2 a house where steaks, chops, etc. were served. Phrases and idioms: porterhouse steak a thick steak cut from the thick end of a sirloin …   Useful english dictionary

  • porterhouse — noun Date: circa 1758 1. a house where malt liquor (as porter) is sold 2. a large steak cut from the thick end of the short loin to contain a T shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin see beef illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • porterhouse — n. pub, bar, saloon; cut of beef taken from the midsection near the prime ribs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • porterhouse — noun historical, chiefly N. Amer. an establishment at which porter and sometimes steaks were served …   English new terms dictionary

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