Flitch Definition

flĭch
noun
The cured and salted side of a hog; side of bacon.
Webster's New World
A lengthwise strip or beam cut from a tree trunk.
Webster's New World
Either of two thick boards bolted together with a steel plate between them to form a beam (flitch beam)
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
side-of-bacon
verb
To cut so as to form flitches.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Flitch

Noun

Singular:
flitch
Plural:
flitches

Origin of Flitch

  • Old English fliċċe, from Proto-Germanic *flikjan.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English flicche from Old English flicce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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