side meat

noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
salt pork and bacon taken from the sides of a hog.

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
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side meat
informal (US) salt pork or bacon
[C19: so called because it comes from the side of the pig]

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Example sentences
Fill three-quarters full of beans and place over them a piece salt-side meat, tho rind cut in checks across the top.
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