T-bone meaning

tēbōn
(informal) To ram (something) broadside.

T-boned by another car after running a red light.

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A beefsteak from the short loin, with a T-shaped bone, containing some tenderloin.
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A thick porterhouse steak taken from the small end of the loin and containing a T-shaped bone.
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T-bone steak.
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(chiefly US slang, of a car or similar vehicle) Collide perpendicularly with the side of (chiefly) another vehicle.
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Origin of t-bone

  • From the ⊤ shape produced by the vehicles involved in such a collision, with allusion to T-bone"ŠÂ¹.

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  • Elliptical form of T-bone steak.

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