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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
  • We put into a lottery for a beefsteak pudding, and it is impossible to say what we may get.

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

  • The servant had followed Drayton into the room with a beefsteak underdone.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • A sound jolting and change of air will produce wonders, and make me look once more upon a beefsteak with appetite.

  • Perhaps you'd like a slice of beefsteak and a piece of plum-pudding too, wouldn't you?

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • I often saw the same waiter afterwards at the hotel; and he never saw me without laughing, and exclaiming, "beefsteak!"

  • Bring me a beefsteak, some potatoes, and an apple-dumpling.'

    The Big Nightcap Letters Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  • 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
  • The next thing I knew, Bill was urging us to eat some beefsteak and bread.

    The Cold Snap Edward Bellamy
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.

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