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rib roast

  1. a cut of beef taken from the small end of the ribs and containing a large rib eye and two or more ribs.
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Origin of rib roast

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called standing rib roast.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rib roast

Historical Examples

  • Season a rib-roast of beef with salt, pepper and ginger and rub with vinegar.

    365 Foreign Dishes


  • The English way of baking beef is to allow nine minutes to the pound for a rib-roast and eight minutes for a sirloin.

    Health on the Farm

    H. F. Harris

  • It is not generally known, however, that the second cut of the rib-roast from the fore quarter is the finest roast from the beef.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia

    Marion Cabell Tyree