breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbres(t)-ˌbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

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Examples of breastbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brisket is a pectoral muscle of the cow, covering the breastbone, between the foreleg and the short ribs (flanken), another popular Ashkenazi cut. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 Turn chicken over and, using the ball of your hand, push on the breastbone to flatten. Kate Merker, Country Living, 20 June 2021 Flip the chicken, open it like a book, and press firmly on the breastbone to flatten. EW.com, 18 June 2021 Vogue stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson dressed Bieber in a black cardigan secured only by a tiny gold button and a large gold paper clip at the breastbone for a recent beach fashion shoot in the magazine. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 9 July 2021 Run your fingers over the inside edges of the triangular split in your rib cage below your sternum, or breastbone. Dana Santas, CNN, 23 June 2021 The structured neckline, with buttons that start at the breastbone, was a provocative choice. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021 With a sharp knife, cut through the breastbone and spread out the chicken halves, leaving the backbone intact. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2021 Using ball of hand, push on breastbone to flatten out chicken. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of breastbone

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Breastbone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breastbone. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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breastbone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of breastbone

: a flat, narrow bone in the middle of the chest to which the ribs are connected

breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbrest-ˈbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

Kids Definition of breastbone

: a flat narrow bone in the middle of the chest to which the ribs are connected

breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbres(t)-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

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