Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thick porterhouse steak taken from the small end of the loin and containing a T-shaped bone. Also called T-bone steak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. T-bone steak
  • v. Collide perpendicularly with the side of (chiefly) another vehicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tau-bone.

Etymologies

Elliptical form of T-bone steak. (Wiktionary)
From the ⊤ shape produced by the vehicles involved in such a collision, with allusion to T-bone ¹. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He ran a red light—it’s called a T-bone collision, when you hit someone exactly in the side like that.

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  • T-bone is hilarious when he tags a deer .... he starts dancing, enough said.

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  • We tasted it with T-bone steak, and the combination worked very well.

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  • Really serious Buffett devotees order the T-bone and hash browns, because that is what “Warren” is rumored to eat.

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  • "Survival means focusing on a niche and going for it like a pit bull after a T-bone," he says.

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  • Four sinister clowns with wings and tails and skirts held high trotted a T-bone Tango Two-step on an enormous cerulean blue beach ball balanced on the nose of a wine red walrus perched precipitously upon a hubcapped Diamond Star Unicycle of unique design.

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  • Both cook at different rates, so you will have a problem cooking the perfect T-bone.

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  • If you T-bone some idiot who was busy on their mobile phone at a round-about, no one will care how urgent the job was.

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  • Sometimes she spends all of it by the middle of the month, buys a fancy fountain pen for herself, several pounds of frozen shrimp, some T-bone steaks, or takes the three of us to see a play.

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  • If you choose the nine-ounce filet mignon, you will be getting essentially half the fat and calories of the sixteen-ounce T-bone.

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