porterhouse

noun por·ter·house \ ˈpȯr-tər-ˌhau̇s \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

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

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1730

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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