broiler

noun

broil·​er ˈbrȯi-lər How to pronounce broiler (audio)
1
: one that broils
2
: a bird fit for broiling
especially : a chicken that is younger and smaller than a roaster

Examples of broiler in a Sentence

Put the steaks under the broiler.
Recent Examples on the Web Switching to the broiler after adding the shrimp made all the difference. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2024 Transfer corn cobs to a broiler pan or wire rack over a sheet pan. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2024 Cook your steak over coals, in a covered gas grill, in a cast-iron pan on the stove or under the broiler. David Tanis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2024 Spoon your chicken salad onto sliced bread, top with your favorite melty cheese (such as Swiss, provolone or mozzarella) and place under the broiler until the cheese melts. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for broiler 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of broiler was in the 14th century

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“Broiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broiler. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

broiler

noun
broil·​er ˈbrȯi-lər How to pronounce broiler (audio)
1
: a rack and pan or an oven equipped with a rack and pan for broiling meat
2
: a young chicken suitable for broiling

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