fore·​shank ˈfȯr-ˌshaŋk How to pronounce foreshank (audio)
: the upper part of the foreleg of cattle
also : meat cut from this part

Examples of foreshank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tender goat is offered in part-specific servings, including ribs, legs and hulking foreshanks, served with a squeeze bottle of dark red salsa and a thick gravy of a consommé that tastes more than a little like tomato soup. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreshank was in 1924

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“Foreshank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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