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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Tuck all the shrimp into the sauce, spacing them evenly throughout the pan, then lightly shake the pan to settle the shrimp under a blanket of sauce. Scatter the halloumi on top, then place the pan under the broiler. Los Angeles Times, "Swipe right on spicy shrimp saganaki," 28 Aug. 2019 For example, a standing monthly order of up to 1,000 broiler chickens and 15 hogs ensures steady supplies for Marble Creek’s retail customers. Eric Velasco, al, "Follow the journey of local food from seed to plate," 13 Aug. 2019 Finally, feta cheese, premade pizza dough, and a Middle Eastern herb-sesame blend called za’atar pair perfectly with thick slices of eggplant roasted under the broiler. Christopher Kimball,, "Three recipes that bring out the deep flavors of eggplant," 7 Aug. 2019 Patrick and Darby - their names derived from her brother and his wife's middle names - were followed in October 2018 by four Cornish cross chickens, birds raised to be broilers. Mike Argento,, "Woman finds ‘purpose’ caring for abused, discarded animals," 6 Aug. 2019 Man’oushe is best eaten hot, but it can be reheated under the broiler. Tara Duggan,, "Recipe: Reem’s Za’atar Man’oushe," 2 Aug. 2019 It’s easier to separate meat from non-meat at fast-food chains where food is cooked in convection ovens or other more individualized methods, rather than with large broilers or grills. Deena Shanker, Fortune, "Fast Food Chains Grilling Faux Burgers for Flexitarians and Vegans Face Challenges," 1 Aug. 2019 From the Northeast through the Midwest, no player, manager or umpire was spared as temperatures soared near triple digits in big league broilers. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "Massive heat wave blamed for at least 6 deaths," 21 July 2019 Among Alabama’s cash agricultural products, cotton ranks fourth behind broilers, cattle and eggs, and the state’s cotton farmers look to harvest more than a half-million acres this year. William Thornton |,, "Cotton, once king in Alabama, still rules on these family farms," 14 July 2019

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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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