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side meat

noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
salt pork and bacon taken from the sides of a hog.
Origin of side meat
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • So they managed to make coffee, fry slices of side-meat, and bake a hoe-cake of Indian-corn meal.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • Two mules were loaded with side-meat or bacon; this we threw away.

  • If I have got to choose between side-meat and clay for a regular diet,” said Sandy, “give me side-meat every time.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for side-meat

side meat

(US, informal) salt pork or bacon
Word Origin
C19: so called because it comes from the side of the pig
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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