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pot roast

a dish of meat, usually brisket of beef or chuck roast, stewed in one piece in a covered pot and served in its own gravy.
Origin of pot roast
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A pot-roast, is an old-fashioned method of cooking a solid piece of meat with a little water in a pot on top of the stove.

  • Please unhook me, Father Davy; the play is over, and it's time to get the pot-roast simmering.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • We had chicken last week, once, and the week before we had a pot-roast which I recall with pleasure this minute.

    Living on a Little Caroline French Benton
  • "If I could have guessed we'd have such weather, I'd never have ordered a pot-roast," thought Marise, vexed.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for pot-roast

pot roast

meat, esp beef, that is browned and cooked slowly in a covered pot with very little water, often with vegetables added
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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