[ dee-bohn ]

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

Other words from debone

  • de·bon·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023