fry·​er | \ ˈfrī(-ə)r How to pronounce fryer (audio) \
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Definition of fryer

: something intended for or used in frying: such as
a : a young chicken
b : a deep utensil for frying foods

Examples of fryer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The technology could be used to develop a system that detects, for instance, when lines are getting long at the drive-through window, alerting line cooks to drop another basket of fries in the fryer. Angus Loten, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021 They can be fried in a skillet, but worked just fine in an air fryer. Cathy Jakicic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2021 Of course, there are also plenty of great Instant Pot deals to be found, like $20 off the Instant Pot Duo Plus or the lowest price of 2021 on the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid that turns your current Instant Pot into an air fryer. Maren Estrada, BGR, 26 May 2021 For a different take, try our air-fryer pumpkin seeds recipe. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Sep. 2021 For each batch, spread potato sticks in an even layer in the air-fryer basket. Washington Post, 17 June 2021 Even deep-fryer oil jumped in price from $18.98 per jug to $49.98 over the same period. Phillip Valys,, 11 June 2021 Black Friday might be the best time ever to jump on the air-fryer bandwagon. Madison Trapkin, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2020 Simply want to find a great deal on an air fryer and pull the trigger? Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of fryer

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Fryer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fryer

: a deep pan for frying foods
: a young chicken that is suitable for frying

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