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.

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Tofu is great on the grill, in a grill pan and under the broiler! Jamie Wilson, Good Housekeeping, "How to Cook Tofu That Actually Tastes Good," 15 Dec. 2016 Turn on broiler and broil pie just until topping is browned in spots, about 1 minute. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lobster Shepherd’s Pie," 19 Mar. 2018 Arrange an oven rack in top third of oven and heat broiler. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Savory Bread Pudding," 16 Aug. 2018 Sweet peas and chopped asparagus add flecks of spring green, and a sprinkling of cheese treated to a minute or two under the broiler browns the top of the bubbling mixture. Ellie Krieger, sacbee, "Try this vegetable side dish that tastes luxe | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 2018 These heart-healthy toasts are proof that two kinds of cheese are better than one. Heat broiler. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cheesy Artichoke Toasts," 7 Mar. 2018 The international hotel chain Marriott committed to cage-free eggs worldwide, and Royal Caribbean Cruises committed to better conditions for broiler chickens. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "2018’s big wins — and big losses — for animals," 24 Dec. 2018 When ready to cook the shrimp, start a charcoal or gas grill (about 400 degrees) or preheat the broiler to high. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Grilling season is here; prosciutto-wrapped shrimp are a perfect way to celebrate," 31 May 2018 Remove the eggplant from the broiler, place it on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high until tender, about 2 minutes. Fox News, "Rocco DiSpirito's Mother's Day Recipes," 8 May 2015

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First Known Use of broiler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


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Kids Definition of broiler

: a young chicken suitable for broiling

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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