breastbone

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

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For the most attractive presentation, cook split chicken; cut small (3 to 4 pound) chickens in half through the breastbone, then cut out the backbone to create two half pieces. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Homemade harissa sauce sparks ordinary grilled chicken," 11 July 2019 Starting on thick side of breast, closest to breastbone, cut horizontal pocket in each breast, stopping 1/2 inch from edge so halves remain attached. Washington Post, "Basil pesto isn’t just for pasta. Try it on grilled chicken," 8 July 2019 Symptoms include a feeling of burning behind the breastbone that can move up to the neck. Serena Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "Heartburn drugs might bring allergy woes," 5 Aug. 2019 For the most attractive presentation, cook split chicken; cut small (3 to 4 pound) chickens in half through the breastbone, then cut out the backbone to create two half pieces. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Homemade harissa sauce sparks ordinary grilled chicken," 11 July 2019 For the most attractive presentation, cook split chicken; cut small (3 to 4 pound) chickens in half through the breastbone, then cut out the backbone to create two half pieces. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Homemade harissa sauce sparks ordinary grilled chicken," 11 July 2019 For the most attractive presentation, cook split chicken; cut small (3 to 4 pound) chickens in half through the breastbone, then cut out the backbone to create two half pieces. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Homemade harissa sauce sparks ordinary grilled chicken," 11 July 2019 Breast: Archaeopteryx lacked the modern bird’s prominent breastbone, which anchors flight muscles and guides the tendons that facilitate a rapid upstroke. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Origins of Flight, From Birds to Bugs to Planes," 21 June 2019 For the most attractive presentation, cook split chicken; cut small (3 to 4 pound) chickens in half through the breastbone, then cut out the backbone to create two half pieces. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Homemade harissa sauce sparks ordinary grilled chicken," 19 June 2019

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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