Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Salt beef.
- n. US, obsolete beef
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the sailor's name for salt beef.
- adj. [Slang] salted beef.
- From the fact that horse meat was considered especially unappetizing and rarely eaten, but that the meat had been so heavily salted and dried that it could just be horse meat passing off as cow meat. (Wiktionary)
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