A highly seasoned smoked cut of beef, usually taken from the shoulder. (noun)
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Use "pastrami" in a sentence
"Serve with a big honkin 'pastrami sandwich on rye, easy on the mustard."
"They don't exclude anybody and the pastrami is better."
"The pastrami is a pretty low quality (i.e. you get what you pay for)"