rolling pin


Definition of rolling pin 

: a long cylinder for rolling out dough

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Using a rolling pin, roll out one ball of dough to form a 6-inch circle. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Paneer paratha and essential Indian flatbreads," 8 June 2018 Smack the piece of ginger and spring onion white gently with the flat side of a Chinese cleaver or a rolling pin to loosen their fibers. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Clear-Simmered Lion’s Head Meatballs," 27 Mar. 2018 Alternatively, put the bread in a large re-sealable bag and crush with a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass. Claire Perez,, "How to make homemade breadcrumbs," 6 July 2018 With a rolling pin, roll out the pasta dough thin enough to fit through a pasta roller. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 Give the disks a few whacks with the rolling pin to soften them slightly. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "The Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe Gets Made Over With Edible Flowers," 25 May 2016 To start the outsole-making process, crews heat up the two rubbers and mix a set percentage of each into a machine with two giant rolling pins that mix and heat the rubber by rolling them across each other. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Watch How Vans Makes Its Secret Skate Shoe Rubber," 8 Mar. 2016 Generously sprinkle dough and rolling pin with flour. Country Living, "Buttermilk Biscuits," 4 Oct. 2013 Use a floured rolling pin to gently roll the dough out to a sheet that is about 1/8-inch thick. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage," 19 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of rolling pin

: a long cylinder that is used for making dough flat and smooth

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Kids Definition of rolling pin

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

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