fatback

fatback

[fat-bak]
noun
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the fat and fat meat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually cured by salt.
2.
a menhaden.
3.
the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
4.
a mullet.

Origin:
1700–10, Americanism; fat + back1

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fatback (ˈfætˌbæk)
 
n
the fat, usually salted, from the upper part of a side of pork

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