A frankfurter is another name for a hot dog. It's the mild sausage served on a bun that you eat while watching a baseball game.

Depending where you're from, you might call a frankfurter a frank, a wiener, or a dog. Frankfurters are pink or red sausages made of meat trimmings packed inside a thin, edible casing, and served with mustard, ketchup, or relish. The name, adopted in English during the late 19th century, reflects the German heritage of all variations on the frankfurter — it comes from Frankfurter wurst, "sausage of Frankfurt."

Definitions of frankfurter

n a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

dog, frank, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
Vienna sausage
short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
Type of:
highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

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