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[dee-bohn] /diˈboʊn/
verb (used with object), deboned, deboning.
to remove the bones from (meat, fish, or fowl); bone:
Before cooking, the chicken breasts should be deboned with a small, sharp knife.
Origin of debone
1940-45; de- + bone
Related forms
deboner, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the firm first entered the country, it struggled to find poultry suppliers who could debone meat.
  • For starters, it took forever to break down and debone the legs of all those ducks.
  • Traditionally mesh or chain style gloves have been worn when using knives to cut and debone meat.
  • Mesh or chain style gloves are worn to protect the hands from cuts when using knives to cut and debone meat.
  • It is also recommended that hunters debone the meat when butchering and sanitize knives and other tools used to butcher your deer.
  • Rather they debone the legs and export cut-up specialty cuts.

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