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[beef-steyk] /ˈbifˌsteɪk/
a cut of beef for broiling, pan-frying, etc.
Origin of beefsteak
1705-15; beef + steak Unabridged
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  • Mr. Tuxbury would have helped the guests to beefsteak, and the rest of the family would have preferred the warmed-up veal stew.

    Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • I guessed everything I could think of, from cookies to beefsteak, and gave up.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • "Then I'll take the beefsteak and never mind the nourishment," declared Jane, who was not particularly fond of beans.

  • "If there is, make it, and you shall have the beefsteak when you get back," Martha promised him.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond
  • A sound jolting and change of air will produce wonders, and make me look once more upon a beefsteak with appetite.

  • I can still taste that beefsteak we got the other night at Rockland.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • I often saw the same waiter afterwards at the hotel; and he never saw me without laughing, and exclaiming, "beefsteak!"

  • It took me about five minutes to get that beefsteak out of his head.

  • As for beefsteak, it cannot compare with a luscious cut of moosemeat, the epicurean delight of the Northwest.

    On the Edge of the Arctic Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • "Get me a couple of bottles of brandy and a beefsteak," said Dick.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for beefsteak


a piece of beef that can be grilled, fried, etc, cut from any lean part of the animal
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Word Origin and History for beefsteak

also beef-steak, 1711, from beef (n.) + steak.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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