broiler

noun broil·er \ ˈbrȯi-lər \
Updated on: 17 Jan 2018

Definition of broiler

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

  1. Put the steaks under the broiler.

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First Known Use of broiler

14th century


BROILER Defined for English Language Learners

broiler

noun

Definition of broiler for English Language Learners

  • : a part of an oven that becomes very hot and that food is placed under to be broiled

  • : a young chicken that is suitable for broiling


BROILER Defined for Kids

broiler

noun broil·er \ ˈbrȯi-lər \

Definition of broiler for Students

: a young chicken suitable for broiling


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