Dutch oven

noun

1
: a metal shield for roasting before an open fire
2
: a brick oven in which cooking is done by the preheated walls
3
a
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dutch oven was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Dutch oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20oven. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Dutch oven

noun
1
: a brick oven for cooking
2
a
: a kettle with a tight cover used for baking in an open fire
b
: a large pot
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