Etymology
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steak (n.)

mid-15c., "thick slice of meat cut for roasting," probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse steik "roast meat," related to steikja "to roast on a spit," and ultimately meaning "something stuck" (on a spit), from Proto-Germanic *staiko-, from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)).

updated on November 26, 2013

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Definitions of steak from WordNet

steak (n.)
a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish;
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