from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A salted and cured side of bacon.
- n. A longitudinal cut from the trunk of a tree.
- n. One of several planks secured together to form a single beam.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The side of an animal, now only a pig when cured and salted; a side of bacon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The side of a hog salted and cured; a side of bacon.
- n. One of several planks, smaller timbers, or iron plates, which are secured together, side by side, to make a large girder or built beam.
- n. The outside piece of a sawed log; a slab.
- transitive v. To cut into, or off in, flitches or strips.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The side of an animal (now only of a hog) salted and cured: chiefly used in the phrase a flitch of bacon.
- n. A steak from the side of a halibut, smoked or ready for smoking.
- n. In carpentry, a plank or slab; especially, one of several planks fastened side by side to form a compound beam.
- n. A strap; a doubling-plate; a fishing-bar; a metal or wooden plate bolted to a beam or girder at a joint or other weak spot, to strengthen it and keep it straight when exposed to endwise thrust.
- To cut into flitches: as, to flitch hogs; to flitch halibut.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork
- n. fish steak usually cut from a halibut
Middle English flicche, from Old English flicce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English fliċċe, from Proto-Germanic *flikjan. (Wiktionary)