aluminum foil


: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

Examples of aluminum foil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dot the cubed butter evenly over the ribs, and wrap the aluminum foil over the ribs, crimping to seal it closed. Jessica Harlan, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 Though the school touts its expertise with students who need constant care, police records detail young people swallowing aluminum foil, plexiglass, diapers and their own feces; putting their heads or fists through windows; and running away as recently as late March. Jennifer Smith Richards, ProPublica, 8 May 2024 Cut a piece of aluminum foil to cover the top left hole and tape in place. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 Make sure to divide the casserole into single portion sizes and wrap it in aluminum foil before freezing. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 30 Mar. 2024 Sunlight will enter a pinhole punched into aluminum foil and taped over a hole in one side of the box, projecting the sun onto the sheet of paper taped to the inside of the box during an eclipse. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 Barrois fidgeted with clay, aluminum foil, phone wires, even old chewing gum pulled from the bottom of church pews, twisting each material into tiny drivers for his cars. Julia Carmel Jessica Lehrman, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 The sopa will keep, covered tightly in aluminum foil, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to one month. Christina Morales, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Use the pot for cooking on a camp stove or fire grate, and transform it into an oven by nestling it into the coals, inverting the lid and lining it with aluminum foil, then placing coals on top. Cindy Dampier, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aluminum foil was in 1858

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“Aluminum foil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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