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luncheon meat

noun [U] uk   ( US also lunch meat) us  
[U] very small pieces of meat pressed into a block that is usually sold in cans, and can be sliced and eaten coldluncheon meats [plural] US slices of different types of cooked meat, served cold: When he's looking for a snack, he goes straight to the refrigerator searching for luncheon meats.
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