top round


  1. a cut of beef taken from inside the round, which is below the rump and above the upper leg.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of top round1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

The kitchen rubs top round with harissa and then cooks the beef slow in a low-temperature oven.

No sooner was this done than Johann set his foot on the top round and began to descend.

But Andrew already had one leg across the railing, one foot on the top round of the ladder.

He'd a waved his stick as if he'd been king and council i' one, an' rated 'em fro' th' top round o' th' ladder.

As the pilot reached the top round of the ladder, the vessel seemed "to drop from under him," and no one followed.

You set it upright against the wall; its top round falls three feet below the horizontal aperture.


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