part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flesh of animals when used as food.
definition 2: the inner part, which can be eaten, in contrast to the shell or skin.
- She peeled the orange to get to its meat.
definition 3: the most important part of a speech or written work.
- The meat of the story was in the fourth chapter, where things really got interesting.
derivation: meatless (adj.)
Word Builder: meat +
meat-packing: having to do with preparing the meat of animals for use as food.