of a cut of meat
: containing a bone : attached to a bone
If money is no object, our favorite steak for grilling is the bone-in porterhouse for two.Chris Schlesinger et al., Gourmet, June 2003
bone-in adverb
Cooked bone-in with the skin on for extra flavor and juiciness … Charles Kelsey, Cook's Illustrated, July & August 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bone-in was in 1966

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“Bone-in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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