rasher

noun
rash·​er | \ˈra-shər \

Definition of rasher 

: a thin slice of bacon or ham broiled or fried also : a portion consisting of several such slices

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Five years ago, Aline and Jack Tabibian moved from Tenafly, N.J., to Edgewater, a borough in Bergen County that is proportioned like a rasher of bacon. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Edgewater, N.J.: A Riverside Borough, With Quirks," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of rasher

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rasher

perhaps from obsolete rash to cut, from Middle English rashen

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rasher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rasher

: a thin piece of bacon or ham

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