aluminum foil


Definition of aluminum foil

: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

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Remove the meat to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "With steaks, closer to the bone makes a difference," 10 July 2019 Place into a large roasting pan, add enough chicken stock to cover halfway up the leaves and cover the pan with aluminum foil tightly. 8. National Geographic, "Braised Goat Leg & Shoulder," 2 July 2019 Police also say a woman traveling in a different vehicle was arrested separately for stealing aluminum foil. CBS News, "Community meeting over Phoenix cops' confrontation with black couple gets heated," 19 June 2019 Police also say a woman traveling in a different vehicle was arrested separately for stealing aluminum foil. NBC News, "Phoenix police chief promises change after officers pulled guns over stolen doll," 19 June 2019 Procedure Try folding a piece of aluminum foil into a boat shape. Ben Finio, Scientific American, "Surviving the Stormy Seas--with Science," 20 June 2019 People aren’t going to be damaged by hiding in aluminum foil. Corinne Purtill, Quartz, "Jack Dorsey’s newest “wellness” gadget is bogus," 19 June 2019 If the rim appears to be browning too quickly, cover carefully with pie shields or strips of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make a special dessert for Dad on his special day," 12 June 2019 For example, if a judge finds any extraneous paraphernalia — the tip of a rubber food service glove or a tiny piece of aluminum foil — stuck to the meat, that team is disqualified in that category. Sarah Kuta, The Denver Post, "Barbecue becomes a competitive sport as cooks go to great lengths to win the Colorado BBQ Challenge," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of aluminum foil

1858, in the meaning defined above

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