1. Another name given to a steak cut from the beef arm roast. Braising is the best cooking method for this tougher cut, which is also known as arm steak. A steak cut from the bottom round is also referred to as Swiss steak.
2. A braised dish consisting of a steak cut from the beef chuck arm or bottom round, which is usually tenderized and browned on all sides and then placed in a pot with chopped tomatoes, onions, celery, seasonings, and broth. The pot is covered and the meat is allowed to simmer until it is fork tender.