verb (used with object), de·boned, de·bon·ing.
  1. to remove the bones from (meat, fish, or fowl); bone: Before cooking, the chicken breasts should be deboned with a small, sharp knife.

Origin of debone

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + bone
Related formsde·bon·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018