aluminum foil


Definition of aluminum foil

: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

Examples of aluminum foil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cover with a lid (aluminum foil works, too) and cook 15-20 minutes, carefully flipping once about halfway through or when the edges start to get golden brown. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Exactly How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Skillet," 22 June 2020 Wrap each piece in aluminum foil, sealing securely. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Recipe: Poached Monkfish With Garlic Soup," 14 Apr. 2016 Cover with aluminum foil and bake until bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. cleveland, "Ground turkey can be delicious. No, really!," 9 June 2020 Line the entire surface of a large bowl or pan with aluminum foil. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Clean Silver Jewelry in a Matter of Minutes," 3 June 2020 Feel the warmth melt through the aluminum foil into your hand. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "I Made Robert Pattinson’s Terrifying Quarantine Pasta," 13 May 2020 To determine when the surface is sufficiently dry, try this simple moisture test: Using painter's tape, affix a 12-inch-square piece of aluminum foil or plastic wrap flush against the concrete surface, making sure to seal all four edges. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Restore a Concrete Patio," 1 Apr. 2020 Lightly spray a 6- to 8-inch piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and lay a cookie cutter in the center. Carrie Knauer,, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Making sweet food gifts for Christmas always a great idea," 9 Dec. 2019 To make a water table, fill a shallow trough or even a large aluminum foil tray with sand and carve out a river channel. oregonlive, "Teach kids about nature in their backyard: Grab a magnifier and study biomimicry," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of aluminum foil

1858, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Aluminum foil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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