Middle English brusket, probably from Old Norse / Old Danish bryske ‘cartilage, gristle’ (modern brusk), from Proto-Germanic *breuskiz (compare German Brausche ‘knot on the head’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- ‘to break’. More at bruise.
brisket (plural briskets)
- The chest of an animal
- A cut of meat taken from the chest, especially from the section under the first five ribs