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 Open Philanthropy invested in international development and campaigns for broiler-chicken welfare, and expanded into causes like bail reform. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, one the nation's largest chicken producers, based in Greeley, Colorado, was fined $107 million after pleading guilty in February 2021 of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products. CBS News, 6 July 2022 The problem was that the pizza stone was not transferring heat efficiently enough to cook the bottom in the time the broiler would finish the top. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 26 July 2022 Transfer the crab cakes to the broiler and cook, rotating the pan as needed, until golden and warmed through, about 6 minutes. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 1 July 2022 The mice liked to snack on the bits of food that inevitably fell into the unsealed burners and were near-impossible to retrieve, and then to relieve themselves in the roomy broiler drawer. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 1 July 2022 Heat the broiler with a rack 4 inches from the element. Christopher Kimball, USA TODAY, 3 June 2022 Then slide it under the broiler for just a minute to char slightly, and spoon the rest of the glaze on top. Sheryl Julian,, 14 June 2022 In May, a federal grand jury in Denver indicted Claxton Poultry Farms for participating in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of broiler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Kids Definition of broiler

: a young chicken suitable for broiling

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