beef·​steak ˈbēf-ˌstāk How to pronounce beefsteak (audio)
: a steak of beef usually from the hindquarter

Examples of beefsteak in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beefsteak was circa 1706

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“Beefsteak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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beef·​steak ˈbēf-ˌstāk How to pronounce beefsteak (audio)
: a slice of beef suitable for broiling or frying

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