bris·​ket | \ ˈbri-skət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal also : a cut of beef from the brisket — see beef illustration

Examples of brisket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a plush beaver mascot stuffed animal, some Dippin' Dots, fudge, and brisket. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 9 June 2021 Texas brisket meets Tex-Mex in quesadilla form, which sits right next to Kansas City burnt ends on the menu, but St. Louis – and Memphis-style ribs still reign supreme as Wobbly Boots’ signature dishes. Nathan Mattise, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2021 There will be plenty of food tasting as teams will put forth their best barbecue competing for beef brisket, pork ribs, and pork butt. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2021 The menu features spare and baby back ribs, beef brisket, beef ribs and shoulder ribs. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2021 Fat Boyz’s Coral Springs outpost at 6192 W. Sample Road abruptly shuttered to zero fanfare, farewells or even final plates of Southern-style smoked ribs and brisket. Phillip Valys,, 20 Apr. 2021 Unlike a brisket, the big beef ribs need very little trimming. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2021 No matter whether there's a brisket on the smoker or burgers on the grill, our Baked Beans with bacon are most assuredly in my oven. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 21 Apr. 2021 The brisket will continue to be made in the traditional Central Texas style: rubbed in salt and pepper and cooked low and slow. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of brisket

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brisket

Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast

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12 Jun 2021

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“Brisket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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bris·​ket | \ ˈbris-kət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Medical Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal

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