fatback 1903, from FAT (Cf. fat) + BACK (Cf. back) (n.). So called because taken from the back of the animal.

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  • Fatback — is the layer of fat along the back of a pig, used as a cut of meat. It is often used to make lard. Fatback is a traditional part of southern U.S. cuisine and soul food, where it is used for cracklings or cracklins, and to flavor stewed vegetables …   Wikipedia

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  • fatback — ☆ fatback [fat′bak΄ ] n. 1. fat from the back of a hog, usually dried and salted in strips 2. MENHADEN …   English World dictionary

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  • fatback — noun Date: 1903 the strip of fat from the back of a hog carcass usually cured by drying and salting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fatback — /fat bak /, n. 1. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the fat and fat meat from the upper part of a side of pork, usually cured by salt. 2. a menhaden. 3. the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix. 4. a mullet. [1700 10, Amer.; FAT + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fatback — noun A layer of fat, along the back of a pig, used as a cut of meat or to make lard …   Wiktionary

  • fatback — n. cut of pork meat preserved with salt …   English contemporary dictionary

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