Flitch meaning

flĭch
A salted and cured side of bacon.
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A longitudinal cut from the trunk of a tree.
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One of several planks secured together to form a single beam.
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The cured and salted side of a hog; side of bacon.
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A lengthwise strip or beam cut from a tree trunk.
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Either of two thick boards bolted together with a steel plate between them to form a beam (flitch beam)
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To cut so as to form flitches.
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The side of an animal, now only a pig when cured and salted; a side of bacon.
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Origin of flitch

  • Middle English flicche from Old English flicce
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English fliċċe, from Proto-Germanic *flikjan.
    From Wiktionary