broil·​er | \ ˈbrȯi-lər How to pronounce broiler (audio) \

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

Put the steaks under the broiler.
Recent Examples on the Web Place a slice of provolone or mozzarella on the sandwich and run it under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese melts and bubbles. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Medium heat is fine, just don't pop it under the broiler and forget about it. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appétit, 7 June 2021 Place the tomatoes, cut-side up, on the baking sheet and place them under the broiler until lightly charred, about 3 to 5 minutes. Leslie Brenner, Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Gutzon was the sculptor who designed Mount Rushmore, and his choice of four rather enormous presidential busts has become food for thought under the idiotic Cancel Culturists’ broiler. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021 Don’t forget that the grill and broiler can be just as great for vegetables as for meat. Washington Post, 15 May 2021 Each piece is oven-and broiler-safe to withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and constructed with 18/0 steel for even interior heating. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 8 May 2021 Cook the peppers on the flame of a gas stove or under an oven broiler, for about 20 minutes, or until the skins blacken, turning frequently. Beth Segal, cleveland, 7 May 2021 Since the homeowner required restaurant staples—like a commercial-grade salamander broiler and a 60-in. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of broiler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2021

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“Broiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of broiler

US : a part of an oven that becomes very hot and that food is placed under to be broiled
chiefly US : a young chicken that is suitable for broiling


broil·​er | \ ˈbrȯi-lər How to pronounce broiler (audio) \

Kids Definition of broiler

: a young chicken suitable for broiling

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