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 Scientists proposed that the start of the Anthropocene be marked by the emergence of the broiler chicken. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 10 Mar. 2019 Grill the peppers over a gas flame, on a charcoal grill or under a broiler. Jeff Koehler, Twin Cities, "With these Moroccan salads, vegetables come first — and in dazzling abundance," 8 Aug. 2019 Use the broiler or a blowtorch to caramelize the meringue. Tara Duggan,, "Recipe: Outerlands’ Toasted Coconut Tres Leches Cake," 13 Sep. 2019 Line a broiler-proof rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Three Delicious Recipes To Fill You Up And Protect Your Heart," 10 Sep. 2019 Today’s chickens reach slaughter weight about six weeks after hatching, but the lag also needs to account for time in the shell and the hens’ laying rate, meaning the broiler supply must be predicted 18 to 24 months in advance. Liz Specht, WIRED, "Alt-Meat Trounces Animal Meat's Massive Inefficiencies," 19 Aug. 2019 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

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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


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

Kids Definition of broiler

: a young chicken suitable for broiling

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