por·​ter·​house | \ ˈpȯr-tər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce porterhouse (audio) \

Definition of porterhouse

1 : a house where malt liquor (such as porter) is sold
2 : a large steak cut from the thick end of the short loin to contain a T-shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin — see beef illustration

Examples of porterhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highlights include a half-pound burger built off of two patties of American wagyu, seared buffalo tenderloin, and a pork porterhouse glazed with whiskey. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 2 July 2022 Smashburgers are a summer miracle, sukiyaki smells like childhood birthdays, but a rib-eye or porterhouse? Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2022 Along with the restaurant's 32-ounce bone-in beef ribeye steak, Mechura introduced a bison tenderloin and a 3.5-inch, 64-ounce porterhouse, big enough to feed four adults. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2022 Custom peachy leather booths from Coolican & Company circle tables with hidden drawers that hold gleaming Perceval steak knives until the porterhouse arrives from the open kitchen. New York Times, 19 May 2022 The restaurant will serve some larger-format dishes, such as a 44-ounce porterhouse steak for two and, eventually, paella for the table. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2022 This is a porterhouse steak and Napa Cabernet smoke, in any size. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Which will include a dry-aged porterhouse for two served by a waiter spooning sizzling butter and beef fat over the top of it tableside. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 11 Jan. 2022 The 36-oz bone-in porterhouse for two at Keens is a timeless dish. Stacey Lastoe, Robb Report, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of porterhouse

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Porterhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porterhouse. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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