rolling pin


Definition of rolling pin

: a long cylinder for rolling out dough

Examples of rolling pin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a rolling pin to gently pound bag to break crackers into crumbs. Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 Tips: Freeze your cutouts before baking, and trade in your wooden rolling pin for a nonstick one. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 13 July 2022 No special equipment is needed—a rolling pin and a sharp knife or pizza wheel will do the trick. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2021 Lightly flour the dough and the rolling pin and roll out the dough into circles approximately 9 inches in diameter. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 Working out of his kitchen with little more than a copper pot, a rolling pin and a stove, Riegel hired his first employee, his wife, Gertrud, the following year. Michele Herrmann, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 Her husband of two years had bashed her head, face and body with dozens of blows from a rolling pin before throttling her and then stabbing her 20 times with a kitchen knife, all as their screaming toddler looked on. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2021 Armani/Casa introduced helpful kitchen tools such as a rolling pin and a spaghetti measure in a pretty turquoise marble-effect resin. Adrian Gaut, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Nov. 2021 Squeeze out air, seal bag and gently pound garlic with a rolling pin. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rolling pin

1563, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rolling pin was in 1563

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16 Aug 2022

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“Rolling pin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of rolling pin

: a cylinder (as of wood) used to roll out dough

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