aitchbone

noun
aitch·​bone | \ ˈāch-ˌbōn How to pronounce aitchbone (audio) \

Definition of aitchbone

1 : the hip bone especially of cattle
2 : the cut of beef containing the aitchbone

First Known Use of aitchbone

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aitchbone

Middle English hachbon, alteration (resulting from incorrect division of a nachebon) of Middle English *nachebon, from Middle English nache buttock (from Anglo-French, from Late Latin natica, from Latin natis) + bon bone

Learn More About aitchbone

Time Traveler for aitchbone

Time Traveler

The first known use of aitchbone was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near aitchbone

aitch

aitchbone

aiten

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for aitchbone

Cite this Entry

“Aitchbone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aitchbone. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!