a cut of meat, esp. pork, consisting of the thin end of the ribs with most of the meat cut away
Origin of spareribsaltered (infl. by spare, adjective) from Middle Low German ribbesper, cured pork ribs roasted on a spit from ribbe, rib + sper, a spit, spear
Pork ribs that are taken from the sides of the belly and that have had most of the meat trimmed off.
Origin of spareribsAlteration of obsolete ribspare from Low German ribbesper pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit from Middle Low German ribbespēr ribbe rib spēr spear, spit
- plural form of sparerib