pot roast

  1. 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

Words Nearby pot roast

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How to use pot roast in a sentence

  • The brisket makes a splendid pot roast when boned and rolled.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
  • 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.

  • An occasional pot roast of the top of the round, or a roast of lamb, or a piece of corned beef can be used.

    Campward Ho! | Unknown

British Dictionary definitions for pot roast

pot roast

  1. 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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