Meaning of flitch

flitch

Pronunciation: (flich), [key]
— n.
  1. the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon.
  2. a steak cut from a halibut.
    1. a piece, as a board, forming part of a flitch beam.
    2. a thin piece of wood, as a veneer.
    3. a bundle of veneers, arranged as cut from the log.
    4. a log about to be cut into veneers.
    5. cant2 (def. 8).
—v.t.
  1. to cut into flitches.
  2. to assemble (boards or the like) into a laminated construction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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