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Meaning of TENDERLOIN

Pronunciation:  'tendur`loyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
  2. [n]  a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
 

TENDERLOIN is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: combat zone, undercut
 
 See Also: beef tenderloin, city district, cut, cut of meat, pork tenderloin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ten"der*loin`\, n.
    1. A strip of tender flesh on either side of the vertebral
       column under the short ribs, in beef or pork. It consists
       of the psoas muscles.
    
    2. In New York City, the region which is the center of the
       night life of fashionable amusement, including the
       majority of the theaters, etc., centering on Broadway. The
       term orig. designates the old twenty-ninth police
       precinct, in this region, which afforded the police great
       opportunities for profit through conniving at vice and
       lawbreaking, one captain being reported to have said on
       being transferred there that whereas he had been eating
       chuck steak he would now eat tenderlion. Hence, in some
       other cities, a district largely devoted to night
       amusement, or, sometimes, to vice.
    
    
  2. \Ten"der*loin`\, n.
    A strip of tender flesh on either side of the vertebral
    column under the short ribs, in the hind quarter of beef and
    pork. It consists of the psoas muscles.
    
    
 

 

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