pin·​bone | \ ˈpin-ˌbōn How to pronounce pinbone (audio) \

Definition of pinbone

: the hip bone especially of a quadruped — see cow illustration

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Recent Examples on the Web Notes: Figures refer to prices paid by European processors to U.S. exporters for fillet blocks, pinbone out; Biannual seasonal prices are usually settled between December-March and June-August. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry," 22 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of pinbone

1640, in the meaning defined above

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