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flitch



Pronunciation: (flich), [key]
n.
1. the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon.
2. a steak cut from a halibut.
3. Carpentry.
a. a piece, as a board, forming part of a flitch beam.
b. a thin piece of wood, as a veneer.
c. a bundle of veneers, arranged as cut from the log.
d. a log about to be cut into veneers.
e. cant2 (def. 8).

v.t.
1. to cut into flitches.
2. Carpentry.to assemble (boards or the like) into a laminated construction.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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