Dutch oven

noun

Definition of Dutch oven 

1 : a metal shield for roasting before an open fire

2 : a brick oven in which cooking is done by the preheated walls

3a : a cast-iron kettle with a tight cover that is used for baking in an open fire

b : a heavy pot with a tight-fitting domed cover

First Known Use of Dutch oven

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dutch oven

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Dutch oven

: a large covered pot

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