- Also called porterhouse steak. a choice cut of beef from between the prime ribs and the sirloin.
- Archaic. a house at which porter and other liquors are retailed.
Origin of porterhouse
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Examples from the Web for porterhouse
I cooked it in as neat as you please in your half the porterhouse.When God Laughs and Other Stories
It says stake; I dont know whether its a porterhouse or a sirloin.Roy Blakeley's Motor Caravan
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
From it come the fillet or tenderloin, the sirloin, and the porterhouse steaks.The Kitchen Encyclopedia
Remember the last time she was here—the time we had the Porterhouse?
He reminded the parlor that there had been Porterhouse the last time.
- Also called: porterhouse steak a thick choice steak of beef cut from the middle ribs or sirloin
- (formerly) a place in which porter, beer, etc, and sometimes chops and steaks, were served
C19 (sense 1): said to be named after a porterhouse or chophouse in New York
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Word Origin and History for porterhouse
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