verb (used with object), de·boned, de·bon·ing.
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
Related formsde·bon·er, noun
First recorded in 1940–45; de-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019