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verb (used with object), smoke-dried, smoke-dry·ing.
  1. to dry or cure (meat or other food) using smoke.
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verb (used without object), smoke-dried, smoke-dry·ing.
  1. to become dried by smoke: to be eaten as soon as it smoke-dries.
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Origin of smoke-dry

First recorded in 1695–1705
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of smoke-dry

  • No game was to be found, and she was compelled to kill the horses, and smoke-dry their flesh.

    The Ferryman of Brill

    William H. G. Kingston

  • The actual time taken to smoke-dry rubber may be insufficient to smoke-cure it.

  • This led to a system of working whereby it was possible to smoke-dry sheets thoroughly in from twelve to fourteen days.

  • For lack of salt, they smoke-dry them, which always leaves an unpleasant taste, and the fish spoil easily.