type of steak, 1916, so called from the T-shaped bone that runs through it. The verb meaning "to strike (another car, bus, etc.) from the side" is by 1970, from adjectival use in reference to crashes, attested from 1952.
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It was The Punch Brothers, Oscar, T-Bone, Justin—everyone who worked on the soundtrack.Carey Mulligan, Star of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ on the Coen Brothers, ‘N Sync Fandom, Lorde, and More|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“My thing was: Just learn to play like B.B. and T-Bone,” Guy told me.
Earlier today, Tester and his wife, Sharla, drove from Great Falls, Mont., to their home, T-Bone Farms, 80 miles northeast.
And Joan Van Ark, Peter Fonda, as well as clients like T-Bone Burnett and the superstar songwriter Diane Warren.
They ate at T-bone Tommy's, consuming a vast quantity of red meat with but a minor accompaniment of vegetables.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Not enough to buy a single Belgian a T-bone steak and fried potatoes.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
The little restaurant—Denver fashion, it made specialities of "short orders," cream waffles and T-bone steaks—was almost deserted.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford