Definition of entrecôte in English:



  • A boned steak cut off the sirloin.

    • ‘The other cut used for steaks is the entrecôte (literally, ‘between the ribs’).’
    • ‘Over the course of a week, I sampled chopped reindeer, reindeer cutlets, reindeer entrecôte, reindeer with egg, reindeer without egg, reindeer sausage, and reindeer Stroganoff - all of it similarly gray and stringy.’
    • ‘On inspection it is probably a fore rib or classic French entrecôte, but the kitchen failing to notice this difference, or worse, to fob us off with an inferior cut, simply won't do.’
    • ‘I did not have the heart to tell him that the latter pair had probably ended up as entrecôte on a menu in some foreign country.’
    • ‘One man's drizzled is another man's bathed; a jus here is a sauce there; a Frenchman's entrecôte chasseur is a Rosbif's steak and mushrooms.’


French, from entre ‘between’ + côte ‘rib’.