Definition of backstrap
- 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. Mitchell, Anchorage Daily News, 15 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 Thompson, Florida Sportsman, November 2012