pot roast



a dish of meat, usually brisket of beef or chuck roast, stewed in one piece in a covered pot and served in its own gravy.

Origin of pot roast

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for pot roast

  • Please unhook me, Father Davy; the play is over, and it's time to get the pot-roast simmering.

    Under the Country Sky|Grace S. Richmond
  • "If I could have guessed we'd have such weather, I'd never have ordered a pot-roast," thought Marise, vexed.

    The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • A pot-roast, is an old-fashioned method of cooking a solid piece of meat with a little water in a pot on top of the stove.

  • We had chicken last week, once, and the week before we had a pot-roast which I recall with pleasure this minute.

    Living on a Little|Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for pot roast

pot roast


meat, esp beef, that is browned and cooked slowly in a covered pot with very little water, often with vegetables added
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