adjective, gris·tli·er, gris·tli·est.
Related formsgris·tli·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for gristly
Cut off the gristly brisket, then separate it into sections.Carving and Serving|Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
He next unspliced his knife, took off the gristly lips, and cut out the tongue.The Young Voyageurs|Mayne Reid
With their gristly gums, in many cases almost of the toughness of leather, there can be but little sensation of taste.
After removing all tough, gristly pieces from the cold cooked meat, chop it fine with some boiled potatoes.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
The windpipe is composed of a series of cartilaginous or gristly rings connected together by softer tissues.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills