From Middle English brusket, probably from Old Danish bryske (“cartilage, gristle”), from Old Norse brjósk, from Proto-Germanic *briuskiz (compare German Brausche (“knot on the head”)). Doublet of bruise. Cognate with Danish brusk, Icelandic brjósk.
- The chest of an animal
- A cut of meat taken from the chest, especially from the section under the first five ribs