backstrap

noun back·strap \ ˈbak-ˌstrap \

Definition of backstrap

plural backstraps
1 :a pull strap attached to the top of the backstay of a shoe or boot
2 :the spine of a book :backbone 3
3 :a strip of meat from the area along the spinal column of a quadruped animal (such as a lamb or deer)
  • As for backstraps—the muscles parallel to an animal's spine and generally tender in four-footed game because it's not weight-bearing like a haunch or shoulder—and ribs and tenderloins, these should be saved for roasting or grilling.
  • —T. C. MitchellAnchorage Daily News15 Sept. 2004
  • There's no doubt that loin of venison, or backstrap, is the tastiest and most prized cut of meat around many Florida hunting camps and Sunday dinner tables.
  • —Tommy ThompsonFlorida SportsmanNovember 2012

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First Known Use of backstrap

circa 1934


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