Definition of spare rib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


spare rib

BrE BrE//ˌspeə ˈrɪb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsper ˈrɪb//
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a rib of pork (= meat from a pig) with most of the meat cut off barbecued spare ribs See related entries: Meat Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably from Middle Low German ribbesper (by transposition of the syllables), and associated with the adjective spare.
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