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

  • noun A cut of beef taken from the thick end of the short loin, having a T-bone and a sizable piece of tenderloin.
  • noun Archaic An alehouse or chophouse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house at which porter, ale, and other malt liquors are retailed; an ale-house; also, such a house at which steaks, chops, etc., are served up; a chop-house.

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

  • noun A house where porter is sold.
  • noun a steak cut from a sirloin of beet, including the upper and under part.

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

  • noun A public house where porter was sold; often also served steaks, chops etc
  • noun A cut of beef taken from the thick end of the short loin; it has a T-shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin; a porterhouse steak

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

  • noun large steak from the thick end of the short loin containing a T-shaped bone and large piece of tenderloin

Etymologies

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porter +‎ house

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