chine


n.This term refers to the backbone of an animal. It can also describe a cut of meat including the backbone with some adjoining flesh. chine v. A butchering term meaning to sever the backbone.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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