salt pork



pork cured with salt, especially the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly.

Origin of salt pork

First recorded in 1715–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salt pork

Historical Examples of salt pork

  • At noon they dismounted and lunched on salt-pork and pilot bread.

    The Story of Wool

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • It's salt-pork bones and bad beans you're going to get if I can fix it, you hungry hogs!

    By Right of Purchase

    Harold Bindloss

  • For the basting she used a piece of salt-pork fat stuck on a long fork and set on fire.

  • By some cursed accident, he said, the bunkers had been filled with barrels of salt-pork and flour!

    If, Yes and Perhaps

    Edward Everett Hale

  • Such chances of game scarcely enriched our larder; and the salt-pork barrel was our constant reliance.

    Years of My Youth

    William Dean Howells

British Dictionary definitions for salt pork

salt pork


pork, esp the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt
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