Definition of "salami" [salami]

  • Any of various highly spiced and salted sausages, made from beef or a mixture of pork and beef. (noun)

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Use "salami" in a sentence
  • "That's what we call the salami-slicing technique, that one slice of salami doesn't make a difference."
  • "The Russians would take a small slice at a time via dubious but not too provocative measures until the whole salami is gone."
  • "In a highly critical report, the health select committee said hospitals were resorting to short-term "salami slicing" as they try to find £20 billion in efficiency savings by 2014/15."