aitchbone

aitchbone
noun Etymology: Middle English hachbon, alteration (resulting from incorrect division of a nachebon) of Middle English *nachebon, from Middle English nache buttock (from Anglo-French, from Late Latin natica, from Latin natis) + bon bone Date: 15th century 1. the hipbone especially of cattle 2. the cut of beef containing the aitchbone

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  • Aitchbone — Aitch bone , n. [For nachebone. For loss of n, cf. {Adder}. See {Natch}.] The bone of the rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding this bone. [Spelt also {edgebone}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aitchbone — [āch′bōn΄] n. [by faulty separation of ME a nache bone < OFr nache, buttock < VL * natica, dim. < L natis, buttock] 1. the rump bone 2. a cut of beef around the rump bone …   English World dictionary

  • aitchbone — /aych bohn /, n. 1. the rump bone, as of beef. 2. the cut of beef that includes this bone. Also, edgebone. [1480 90; earlier hach boon (with spurious h ); (h)ach var. by misdivision as an (h)ach(e) of a nache rump < MF < VL *natica, fem. of… …   Universalium

  • aitchbone — noun a) A cut of beef lying above the rump bone b) The rump bone itself …   Wiktionary

  • aitchbone — n. rump bone, bone of the hindquarters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aitchbone — noun the buttock or rump bone of cattle. ↘a cut of beef lying over this. Origin C15, from dialect nache rump , from OFr., based on L. natis buttock(s) , + bone; the initial n was lost by wrong division of a nache bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • aitchbone — n. Edgebone, natchbone, rump bone …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aitchbone — aitch·bone …   English syllables

  • aitchbone — /ˈeɪtʃboʊn/ (say aychbohn) noun 1. the rump bone, as of beef. 2. the cut of beef which includes this bone. {Middle English nache bone; a nache bone became an aitch bone by false division into words; nache, from Old French, from Latin natis… …   Australian English dictionary

  • aitchbone — n. 1 the buttock or rump bone. 2 a cut of beef lying over this. Etymology: ME nage , nache bone buttock, ult. f. L natis, es buttock(s): for loss of n cf. ADDER, APRON …   Useful english dictionary

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