rolling pin


: a long cylinder for rolling out dough

Examples of rolling pin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the guidelines: The dough consists of four simple ingredients — water, salt, wheat flour and yeast, and must be kneaded by hand or with a slow-speed mixer and formed without a rolling pin. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Get them some good vanilla extract, a set of Epi’s favorite sheet pans, or a classic French rolling pin to inspire them to keep things cozy in the kitchen all winter long. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 12 Dec. 2023 Use a rolling pin to softly pound it a few times, breaking it up and softening it along the way. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 4 Jan. 2024 To crush, place them inside a zip-top bag, and smash using a rolling pin, or process in a food processor until a fine crumb is achieved. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 17 Dec. 2023 If the parchment bunches up in the dough—this can happen if the dough is very soft—tug it out and smooth it with the rolling pin. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 8 Dec. 2023 The rolling pin is the kitchen’s leading dust collector, with 22 percent of us owning one and never using it. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Slightly flatten each English muffin half with a rolling pin or your hands to at least 4 inches wide. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 Put your graham sheets into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, get out your rolling pin, and make some space on the counter. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rolling pin was in 1563

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“Rolling pin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

rolling pin

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

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