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

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