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 While the onions are cooking, char 1 red bell pepper directly on a gas burner or under the broiler until blackened on all sides, then set aside to cool in a resealable plastic bag. Irina Groushevaia, Bon Appétit, 15 July 2021 This can be used in all types of ovens and also under the broiler. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 July 2021 Layer the cut-up egg squares on the buns and melt American cheese under the broiler., 22 June 2021 Top tuna with cheese, packing it on generously, and slide sandwiches under broiler. Mona Talbott, WSJ, 16 June 2021 Finish these simple yet super-flavorful ribs under a hot broiler instead. Dawn Perry, Country Living, 20 June 2021 Remove tuna melts from broiler and serve immediately. Mona Talbott, WSJ, 16 June 2021 Feel free to open up that broiler and use the OXO Good Grips Silicone Basting & Pastry Brush to add some more sauce to your dish. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 June 2021 Instead, the eggs are baked all together, on the stove top, in the oven, under the broiler or a combination. Washington Post, 5 June 2021

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First Known Use of broiler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2021

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“Broiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 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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