back fat

noun

variants or backfat
ˈbak-ˌfat
: fatback sense 3
The hogs were weighed and an ultrasound wand rolled down their spine, a check for back fat thickness, which ultimately determines meat grade.Babita Persaud, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 21 Feb. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back fat was in 1904

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“Back fat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20fat. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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