grid·​dle | \ˈgri-dᵊl \

Definition of griddle 

: a flat stone or metal surface on which food is baked or fried

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Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat until drop of water sizzles; brush lightly with oil. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Recipe Alert: How to Make Pancakes," 23 July 2018 To make the pancakes, heat a cast iron or nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Caleb Barber,, "Recipe: Pancake lovers will sing with joy over these cornmeal-oat blueberry beauties," 9 July 2018 Heat a large cast-iron skillet or heavy-duty griddle over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles on contact. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Control the heat to grill the perfect steak," 26 June 2018 Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil on a griddle or in a large skillet over medium heat. John Besh, House Beautiful, "John Besh's Stuffed French Toast," 6 Feb. 2015 Heat a griddle or large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Easy pancakes make any morning special," 26 June 2018 Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Madison Roberts,, "Jessica Chastain Goes Full Glam While Making Banana Pancakes—and Jennifer Garner Is Here for It," 23 Apr. 2018 Seminar attendees were treated to pieces of fresh summer sausage, cooked on a griddle, and tender, extruded jerky. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: More Wisconsin hunters making their own venison sausage," 17 Feb. 2018 There were two types this day — asada and pork al pastor — both sizzling in piles, ready to go from the sunlit griddle ($2.50 apiece). Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of griddle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for griddle

Middle English gredil gridiron, from Anglo-French greil, gredile, from Latin craticulum, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle

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English Language Learners Definition of griddle

: a flat surface or pan on which food is cooked


grid·​dle | \ˈgri-dᵊl \

Kids Definition of griddle

: a flat surface or pan for cooking food

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