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Definition of "gristle" []

  • Cartilage, especially when present in meat. (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 "gristle" in a sentence
  • "Also, am I alone in the fact that whenever I hear the term gristle, I think of the best line from The Great Outdoors, “THERE’S NOTHIN’ ON THAT PLATE BUT GRISTLE AND FAT!”"
  • "A gristle is a substance softer than bone, and harder than the rest, flexible, and serves to maintain the parts of motion."
  • "Its muscular body has only a long piece of tough, bending tissue called gristle, which acts as a spine."