Pronunciation: (pôr'tur-hous", pōr'-), [key]
—pl. -hous•esPronunciation: (-hou"ziz). [key]
1. Also called por'terhouse steak'. a choice cut of beef from between the prime ribs and the sirloin.
2. Archaic.a house at which porter and other liquors are retailed.
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