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Definition of "flitch" [flitch]

  • A salted and cured side of bacon. (noun)
  • A longitudinal cut from the trunk of a tree. (noun)
  • One of several planks secured together to form a single beam. (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 "flitch" in a sentence
  • "A butt flitch is a lengthwise cut from the fat end of the tree (butt), near the base."
  • "[72] A flitch is a side of cured meat, in this case, pork."
  • "My second question is: can anyone tell me what a "butt flitch" is?"