back fat

variants: or backfat \ ˈbak-​ˌfat \

Definition of back fat

: 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

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Back fat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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