noun meat from the chest of a cow.
ME: perh. from ON brjósk 'cartilage, gristle'.

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  • Brisket — is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest. While all meat animals have a brisket, the term is most often used to describe beef or veal. The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts. According to the Random House Dictionary of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Brisket — Bris ket, n. [OE. bruskette, OF. bruschet, F. br[ e]chet, brichet; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. brysced the breast of a slain animal, brisket, Corn. vrys breast, Armor. brusk, bruched, the front of the chest, Gael. brisgein the cartilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brisket — mid 14c., perhaps from O.Fr. bruschet, with identical sense of the English word, or from O.N. brjosk gristle (related to brjost breast ) or Dan. bryske or M.H.G. brusche lump, swelling …   Etymology dictionary

  • brisket — ► NOUN ▪ meat from the breast of a cow. ORIGIN perhaps from Old Norse, cartilage, gristle …   English terms dictionary

  • brisket — [bris′kit] n. [ME brusket, akin to Dan bryske: for IE base see BREAST] 1. the breast of an animal 2. meat cut from this part: see BEEF …   English World dictionary

  • brisket — noun Etymology: Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast Date: 14th century the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal; also a cut of beef from the brisket see beef illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brisket — noun Brisket is used after these nouns: ↑beef …   Collocations dictionary

  • brisket — [[t]brɪ̱skɪt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Brisket is a cut of beef that comes from the breast of the cow …   English dictionary

  • brisket — /bris kit/, n. 1. the breast of an animal, or the part of the breast lying next to the ribs. 2. a cut of meat, esp. beef, from this part. See diag. under beef. [1300 50; ME brusket, perh. < ON brjosk cartilage] * * * …   Universalium

  • brisket — noun a) The chest of an animal b) A cut of meat taken from this area, especially from the section under the first five ribs …   Wiktionary

  • brisket — bris·ket bris kət n the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal * * * bris·ket (brisґkət) the connective tissue and fat over the sternum of a ruminant, hanging down between the front legs …   Medical dictionary