short loin

noun

Definition of short loin

: a portion of the hindquarter of beef immediately behind the ribs that is usually cut into steaks — see beef illustration

Examples of short loin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This steak is cut from the short loin, like the Porterhouse, and the tenderloin like the Filet. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 One of my favorite beef cuts is New York steak, also known as New York strip, a cut from the upper part of the short loin section combining superb tenderness with rich flavor. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of short loin

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

16 Aug 2022

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“Short loin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20loin. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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