- the breast of an animal, or the part of the breast lying next to the ribs.
- a cut of meat, especially beef, from this part.
Origin of brisket
Examples from the Web for brisket
Contemporary Examples of brisket
Dinner at the American Jewish Congress gala at Cipriani in midtown Manhattan was a thick slice of brisket covered in gravy.Hillary Woos the Jews
March 20, 2014
Meanwhile, remove the brisket from the refrigerator and discard the plastic covering.
Wrap the brisket in the plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Lay the brisket in a roasting pan and add the braising liquid.
Braise the brisket for five to six hours, until the meat is fork tender.
Historical Examples of brisket
Take a rump of beef, or about eight pounds of the brisket, and stew it till it is quite tender, in as much water as will cover it.
But Brisket, when questioned, declared that he had no will in his possession.
Brisket, when asked, said that he had no will, and that he knew of none.
She did not like Brisket; but, as she had said, she was not so selfish as to let that stand in the way.
It is a thousand pities that, in that matter, Brisket could not have seen his way.
- the breast of a four-legged animal
- the meat from this part, esp of beef
Word Origin for brisket
mid-14c., brusket, perhaps from Old French bruschet, with identical sense of the English word, or from Old Norse brjosk "gristle, cartilage" (related to brjost "breast") or Danish bryske or Middle High German brusche "lump, swelling;" from PIE *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (see breast (n.)).