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Definition of the noun loin

What does loin mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: loins

  1. a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: cut / cut of meat = a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    • more specific term: short loin = the portion of the loin from which porterhouse steaks are cut
  2. either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of loin: lumbus
    • more generic term: body part = any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
    • part of: quadruped = an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking; homo / human / human being / man = any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Alternative definition of the noun loin


  1. The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) each side of the backbone between the ribs and hips
  2. Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal


"Loin" is a 2001 French-Spanish drama film directed by André Téchiné, starring Stephane Rideau, Lubna Azabal and Mohamed Hamaidi. The film, set in Tangier in a three-day period, tells the story of three young friends taking critical decisions about their uncertain future.


  1. "Loin" is a musical single of L'Affaire Louis' Trio.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  2. "Loin" is a musical album of Lambert Wilson.
    • released on (8 years ago)


Loin is an experimental rock band.

  • album: "The Cup & People"


Loin: The loins are the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis, and the lower part of the back. It is often used when describing the anatomy of humans and quadrupeds. The anatomical reference also carries over into the description of cuts of meat from some such animals, e.g. tenderloin or sirloin steak.

Phrases with Loin

  1. loin of lamb
  2. beef loin
  3. pork loin
  4. short loin

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Loin

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Google previewThe Whole Hog (2012)

recipes and lore for everything but the oink by Carol Wilson, Christopher Trotter

Loin is a prime lean cut suitable for roasting and sometimes includes the kidney. It can be roasted on the bone or boned and stuffed, and cooked either long and slow, or fast at a higher heat. The skin can be scored with a sharp knife and ...

Google previewPure Beef (2012)

An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut by Lynne Curry

Loin is a long primal on the mid-section that follows the backbone from the last rib to the base of the sacrum. As we know...

Google previewThe Canadian Journal of Medical Science (1882)

Now the loin is the most favourable position for nephrotomy and, perhaps, the most difficult incision for nephrectomy, so this would be an objection. Some hold that if a preliminary nephrotomy is performed, it much increases the difficulty of a ...

Google previewFarm, Stock and Home (1914)

The loin is the small end or the end that does not have ribs, the rib end is called the rack. The loin is removed from the rack by cutting between 12th and 13th rib. The loin is used for roasts and for mutton or lamb chops. These chops are the ...

Google previewThe New England Cook Book (2008)

by Hezekiah Howe & Co.

The tender loin is the best piece for 1 Meat,

Google previewLetters to a Young Chef (2009)

by Daniel Boulud

The chestnut crusted loin is an ideathat came tome years later, ...

Google previewBeef (2009)

And Other Bovine Matters by John Torode, Jason Lowe

Sitting inside the short loin is the tenderloin. Collectively this area is the least used or worked part of the beast, so the meat is tender, with fat that lays in the muscle and melts as it cooks— that's why it can be cut into steaks that cook quickly, ...

Google previewThe American Housewife

Beef Steak The tender loin is the best piece for broiling —a steak from the round or shoulder clod is good and comes cheaper. If the beef is not very tender, it should be laid on a board and pounded, before broiling or frying it. Wash it in cold ...

Google previewThe New England Cook Book, 1836

by Kellscraft Studio

The tender loin is the best piece for broiling, that from the shoulder clod or from the round is good and comes much cheaper. Beef before broiling if not very tender, should be laid on a board and pounded. Wash it in cold water, and broil it on a ...

Google preview300 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes (2011)

Healthy Dinners that are Ready When You Are by Dana Carpender

Spinach-Stuffed Pork Loin Pork loin is a little lean for. Slow Cooker Pork 181.

Google previewMake your own bacon and ham and other salted, smoked and cured meats (2016)

by Paul Peacock

Loin The loin is a long strip of muscle that gives the animal its core, or inner, strength. It is goodquality meat with little fat, which is usually found on the outer edge. This is archetypal bacon meat, though the archetypal British back bacon is ...

Google previewGolden Retriever (2012)

by Jeffrey G. Pepper

The loin is the unsupported area between ...

Google previewMiss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book (2013)

by Catharine Beecher

The loin is the best for roasting, the.

Google previewThe Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)

An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything

Because a loin roast still has the bones intact, you have a better chance of producing a succulent, flavorful piece of meat. An average-sized, 4-pound pork loin roast will serve six people. Cook the roast as is (perhaps with a half dozen or so cut ...

Google previewThe domestic encyclopedia, or, A dictionary of facts and useful knowledge, chiefly applicable to rural & domestic economy (1821)

with an appendix, containing additions in domestic medicine, and the veterinary and culinary arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, Thomas Cooper, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress)

Loin, best End. 2. Loin, Champ End. 3. Fillet. 4. Hind Knuckle.

Google previewMrs. Beeton's Dictionary of Every-day Cookery (1865)

Veal, Roast Loin of cut small, or cut some cutlets from it, that it may be just large enough to be eaten the same day it is dressed, as cold boiled veal is not a particularly tempting dish. Break the shank-bone, wash it clean, and put the meat into a ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

chopped onions and hreadcrumhs to the layers and gratinated with hreadcrumhs lohiplirakka (Fil Salmon pie lohipiiras (Fil Salmon pie, similar to koulihiac loin The general name for the joint of an animal consisting of the rihless vertehrae up ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

Aarápa loin + &rouń excision]. . Excision of a portion or of portions of the abdominal wall: performed for the purpose of overcoming laxity of the walls and to gain ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy : with an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts : the Whole Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

Loin, best End. 2. Loin, Chump End . 3.

Google previewThe Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universary Dictionary (2008)

by Mary Eaton

Loin, besf End. 2. Loin, Chump End. 8. Fillet. 4. Hind Knuckle. 5. Fore Knuckle. VEAL. 6. Neck, best End. 7. Neck, Scrag End. 8.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

A benign, rare condition characterized by recurring episodes of uni– or bilateral loin pain–which may be severe enough to require denervation or autotransplantation accompanied by hematuria of unknown origin; it is more common in women ...

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They had a hard time miking me in my loin cloth, I mean, where were they gonna tape it? (Brendan Fraser)
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Scrabble value of L1O1I1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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