aluminum foil

noun

Definition of aluminum foil

: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

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The exterior was also inspired by a model his daughter McKenzie, now 16, once built using aluminum foil. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A Perfectionist Architect’s Experimental Home," 27 Dec. 2018 This means higher prices for everything from the aluminum foil around Hershey’s Kisses to the steel in Ford Motor ’s profitable SUVs. The Editorial Page, WSJ, "Kudlow Into the Breach," 14 Mar. 2018 Lisa Frank Mountain Cake will keep, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil, in the freezer for about 3 months. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Here’s How to Make 2018’s Most-Googled Food," 12 Dec. 2018 Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. 2. Arrange the peaches in a 9-by-13-inch or similar-size baking pan or gratin dish. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 To avoid this, during World War II, defenders on both sides would release thousands of tiny strips of aluminum foil into the air. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What a Navy Ship's Last-Ditch Defense Looks Like," 29 Sep. 2016 Wrap halves in aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until cloves are golden and cooked through. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Marky Ramone's Drum Punk Pasta Recipe," 18 Oct. 2010 Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake Recipe," 1 Mar. 2013 Season fillets with salt. Lay each fillet on a 6-inch square of aluminum foil. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Summery Coconut-Spice Halibut Is Great Steamed or Grilled," 26 June 2018

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1858, in the meaning defined above

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