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Definition of "fatback" [fat•back]

  • The strip of fat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually dried and salt-cured. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fatback" in a sentence
  • "Like fatback is a staple in green, black eyed peas and purple hulls"
  • "Some offal is more straightforward in name, such as fatback (literally, back fat) and caul fat (a fatty membrane surrounding pig intestines)."
  • "We were fed a great feast of black-eyed peas with pieces of fatback and skillet bread."