- the cured and salted side of a hog; side of bacon
- a lengthwise strip or beam cut from a tree trunk
- either of two thick boards bolted together with a steel plate between them to form a beam (flitch beam)
Origin of flitchMiddle English flicche from Old English flicce, akin to Old Norse flikki from Indo-European base an unverified form pl??-, an unverified form pl?i?-, to tear (off) from source flay
to cut so as to form flitches
Origin of flitch< the n.
- A salted and cured side of bacon.
- A longitudinal cut from the trunk of a tree.
- One of several planks secured together to form a single beam.
Origin of flitchMiddle English flicche from Old English flicce
Old English fliċċe, from Proto-Germanic *flikjan.