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a cut of beef for broiling, pan-frying, etc.
Historical Examples

Mr. Tuxbury would have helped the guests to beefsteak, and the rest of the family would have preferred the warmed-up veal stew.
Jane Field Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

I guessed everything I could think of, from cookies to beefsteak, and gave up.
Eben Holden Irving Bacheller

“Then I’ll take the beefsteak and never mind the nourishment,” declared Jane, who was not particularly fond of beans.
The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea Janet Aldridge

“If there is, make it, and you shall have the beefsteak when you get back,” Martha promised him.
Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond

A sound jolting and change of air will produce wonders, and make me look once more upon a beefsteak with appetite.
The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock Ferdinand Brock Tupper

I can still taste that beefsteak we got the other night at Rockland.
Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman

I often saw the same waiter afterwards at the hotel; and he never saw me without laughing, and exclaiming, “beefsteak!”
A Practical Illustration of Woman’s Right to Labor Marie E. Zakrzewska

It took me about five minutes to get that beefsteak out of his head.
The Angel and the Author – and Others Jerome K. Jerome

As for beefsteak, it cannot compare with a luscious cut of moosemeat, the epicurean delight of the Northwest.
On the Edge of the Arctic Harry Lincoln Sayler

“Get me a couple of bottles of brandy and a beefsteak,” said Dick.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

a piece of beef that can be grilled, fried, etc, cut from any lean part of the animal

also beef-steak, 1711, from beef (n.) + steak.


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