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broiler

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noun broil·er \ˈbrȯi-lər\

Simple Definition of broiler

  • : a part of an oven that becomes very hot and that food is placed under to be broiled

  • : a young chicken that is suitable for broiling

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of broiler

  1. 1 :  one that broils

  2. 2 :  a bird fit for broiling; especially :  a chicken that is younger and smaller than a roaster

Examples of broiler in a sentence

  1. Put the steaks under the broiler.



14th Century

First Known Use of broiler

14th century

Rhymes with broiler


BROILER Defined for Kids

broiler

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noun broil·er \ˈbrȯi-lər\

Definition of broiler for Students

  1. :  a young chicken suitable for broiling




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