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

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Frontier Burger takes dessert to the fryer, too, with the option of a cherry or apple hand pie ($1.59) served piping hot. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Frontier Burger," 12 July 2019 Not salmon, still delicious: No grill, no deep-fryer, no problemo. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "Enough With the Salmon Already!," 16 Aug. 2019 There are industrial-size dishwashers, refrigerators, mixers, fryers, sinks and prep tables. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: All the details on Costco Business Center, and Hadleigh's luxury boutique is a love story," 19 July 2019 Walmart: Score big deals—no membership required—on many of the same items available on Amazon, like Dyson vacuums, air fryers, and Roombas. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Best anti-Prime Day deals from Target, Walmart, and more," 15 July 2019 This year is no different, with a new batch of goodies fresh from the fryer, plenty of sugary treats, creative uses of cheese and of course, cocktails for the 21-plus crowd. Leeanne Griffin,, "What’s new to eat at The Big E for 2019? Chocolate ganache on your cream puffs, cheesy creations, and, yes, lots of deep-fried goodness," 23 Aug. 2019 Another employee said Hargraves also dumped french fries from the fryer onto the floor and threw several things on her way out. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Brookfield McDonald's employee is accused of throwing a fit — and fries — over working in the kitchen, a complaint says," 23 Aug. 2019 Winchell took a fryer up to a friend’s cabin in the San Bernadino Mountains and perfected a high-altitude donut mix, but the business never really took off in the Rockies. The Economist, "How donuts fuelled the American Dream," 26 July 2019 Our guess is that with this big of a discount, these air fryers are going to go fast. Kelsey Mulvey, Good Housekeeping, "That Crazy Popular Philips Air Fryer Is 49% Off Today," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of fryer

1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fryer

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

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