- to dry or cure (meat or other food) using smoke.
- to become dried by smoke: to be eaten as soon as it smoke-dries.
Origin of smoke-dry
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for smoke-dried
When the meat is smoke-dried it keeps for a long time, and is capital food.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
I am afraid they are all over, blossomed and gone while I have been smoke-dried here.Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind
In the roof of these houses hams and salmon are smoke-dried.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
More'm I. I'd hate to be--smoke-dried like a ham--as bad as any Jew.A Master of Fortune
This dry meat, and smoke-dried fish, constituted our daily food, and that in very insufficient quantity for hardworking men.
- (of fish, meat, etc) cured in smoke