Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The strip of fat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually dried and salt-cured.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A local United States name of the mullet.— 2. A local Anglo-American name of the menhaden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The menhaden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A layer of fat, along the back of a pig, used as a cut of meat or to make lard
  • noun A fish, the menhaden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun salt pork from the back of a hog carcass

Etymologies

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fat +‎ back

Examples

  • Like fatback is a staple in green, black eyed peas and purple hulls

    Pigskins...Delicious and Productive

  • Like fatback is a staple in green, black eyed peas and purple hulls

    Pigskins...Delicious and Productive

  • Some offal is more straightforward in name, such as fatback (literally, back fat) and caul fat (a fatty membrane surrounding pig intestines).

    We're Gaga for Guts!

  • Some offal is more straightforward in name, such as fatback (literally, back fat) and caul fat (a fatty membrane surrounding pig intestines).

    We're Gaga for Guts!

  • Some offal is more straightforward in name, such as fatback (literally, back fat) and caul fat (a fatty membrane surrounding pig intestines).

    We're Gaga for Guts!

  • Some offal is more straightforward in name, such as fatback (literally, back fat) and caul fat (a fatty membrane surrounding pig intestines).

    Home | The New York Observer

  • My ultimate recipe for feijoada includes smoked pork, linguiça sausage, fatback for flavor and dried beef, simmered in black beans for hours and topped off with sizzled garlic and onions.

    The Feijoada From Ipanema

  • We were fed a great feast of black-eyed peas with pieces of fatback and skillet bread.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • Before they ate their bit of fatback, they first scraped the newsprint off the rind.

    Herta Müller - Nobel Lecture

  • We were fed a great feast of black-eyed peas with pieces of fatback and skillet bread.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

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