\ˈflich \

Definition of flitch 

1 : a side of cured meat especially : a side of bacon

2 : a longitudinal section of a log

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Madison is a family name — his great-grandfather’s name and Pryor’s middle name — and flitch is the Old English word for a wood slab. Anne Kniggendorf, kansascity.com, "New Crossroads business turns salvaged, infested KC trees into gorgeous furniture," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of flitch

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for flitch

Middle English flicche, from Old English flicce; akin to Old High German fleisk flesh — more at flesh entry 1

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