Flitch Flitch, n.; pl. {Flitches}. [OE. flicche, flikke, AS. flicce, akin to Icel. flikki; cf. Icel. fl[=i]k flap, tatter; perh. akin to E. fleck. Cf. {Flick}, n.] 1. The side of a hog salted and cured; a side of bacon. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. One of several planks, smaller timbers, or iron plates, which are secured together, side by side, to make a large girder or built beam. [1913 Webster]

3. The outside piece of a sawed log; a slab. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Flitch — Flitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flitching}.] [See {Flitch}, n.] To cut into, or off in, flitches or strips; as, to flitch logs; to flitch bacon. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flitch — can refer to the following things:* A flitch of wood for resawing into smaller pieces * A side of unsliced bacon …   Wikipedia

  • flitch — side of bacon, M.E. flicche (early 13c.), from O.E. flicce, related to O.N. flikki, M.L.G. vlicke piece of flesh. Not immediately connected to flesh, but perhaps from the same PIE root. A flitch was presented every year at Dunmow, in Essex, to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flitch — [flich] n. [ME flicche < OE flicce, akin to ON flikki < IE base * plēk̑, * plēik̑ , to tear (off) > FLAY] 1. the cured and salted side of a hog; side of bacon 2. a lengthwise strip or beam cut from a tree trunk 3. either of two thick… …   English World dictionary

  • flitch — /flich/, n. 1. the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon. 2. a steak cut from a halibut. 3. Carpentry. a. a piece, as a board, forming part of a flitch beam. b. a thin piece of wood, as a veneer. c. a …   Universalium

  • flitch — [flɪtʃ] noun 1》 a slab of wood cut from a tree trunk. 2》 (also flitch plate) the strengthening plate in a flitch beam. 3》 chiefly dialect a side of bacon. Origin OE flicce, orig. denoting the cured side of any meat, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • flitch — n. 1 a side of bacon. 2 a slab of timber from a tree trunk, usu. from the outside. 3 (in full flitch plate) a strengthening plate in a beam etc. Phrases and idioms: flitch beam a compound beam, esp. of an iron plate between two slabs of wood.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flitch — noun /flɪtʃ/ The side of an animal, now only a pig when cured and salted; a side of bacon. The following morning before Nicholas awoke, Mulvey walked all the way to the village of Letterfrack, returning with a basket of cabbages and a flitch of… …   Wiktionary

  • flitch — /flɪtʃ/ (say flich) noun 1. the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon. 2. a steak cut from a halibut. 3. a large baulk of timber cut by a breaking down saw from which finished boards are cut. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flitch — noun Etymology: Middle English flicche, from Old English flicce; akin to Old High German fleisk flesh more at flesh Date: before 12th century 1. a side of cured meat; especially a side of bacon 2. a longitudinal section of a log …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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