- to dry or cure (meat or other food) using smoke.
- to become dried by smoke: to be eaten as soon as it smoke-dries.
Origin of smoke-dry
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for smoke-dry
No game was to be found, and she was compelled to kill the horses, and smoke-dry their flesh.The Ferryman of Brill
William H. G. Kingston
The actual time taken to smoke-dry rubber may be insufficient to smoke-cure it.
This led to a system of working whereby it was possible to smoke-dry sheets thoroughly in from twelve to fourteen days.
For lack of salt, they smoke-dry them, which always leaves an unpleasant taste, and the fish spoil easily.