from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chest of an animal.
- n. The ribs and meat taken from the chest of an animal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The chest of an animal
- n. A cut of meat taken from this area, especially from the section under the first five ribs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the breast of an animal which extends from the fore legs back beneath the ribs; also applied to the fore part of a horse, from the shoulders to the bottom of the chest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The breast of an animal, or that part of the breast that lies next to the ribs; in a horse, the part extending from the neck at the shoulder down to the fore legs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
Middle English brusket, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English brusket, from Old Danish bryske ‘cartilage, gristle’ (modern brusk), from Proto-Germanic *breuskiz (compare German Brausche ‘knot on the head’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- ‘to break’. More at bruise. (Wiktionary)