skillet

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noun skil·let \ˈski-lət\

Definition of skillet

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a small kettle or pot usually having three or four often long feet and used for cooking on the hearth

  2. 2 :  frying pan

Origin and Etymology of skillet

Middle English skelet, probably from Anglo-French *escuelete, diminutive of escuelle, eskil bowl — more at scullery


First Known Use: 15th century


SKILLET Defined for Kids

skillet

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noun skil·let \ˈski-lət\

Definition of skillet for Students

  1. :  a frying pan



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