skillet

noun
skil·​let | \ ˈski-lət How to pronounce skillet (audio) \

Definition of skillet

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

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In small skillet, toast fennel seeds and orange zest until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel Roasted Chicken and Peppers," 21 Dec. 2018 In a small skillet, toast chopped walnuts on medium heat, shaking and stirring constantly. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 To dry roast spices, place them in a small, heavy skillet over medium heat. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How Herbs and Spices Can Make You Cook Like a Pro," 13 Nov. 2018 Use care and work in a small nonstick skillet to minimize trouble. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018 Toast cumin seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, tossing often to prevent burning. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "Sorry, Hotdogs: These Grilled Carrots With Avocado Are My Perfect Summer Food," 18 June 2018 In a small skillet, toast the cumin seed and black peppercorns over medium heat while constantly stirring. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How to make Livernois Tap's shawarma chicken wings," 1 June 2018 Meanwhile, in a small dry skillet, fry the bacon strips until just browned, about 10 minutes. Karen Lubeck, Town & Country, "Clotilde Dusoulier’s Fifth Cookbook Brings Parisian Flavors to Your Kitchen," 22 May 2018 In a small skillet over medium low-heat, toast the pecans until darkened. Caron Golden, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Inspiring tomorrow’s home cooks," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of skillet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skillet

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

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skillet

noun
skil·​let | \ ˈski-lət How to pronounce skillet (audio) \

Kids Definition of skillet

: a frying pan

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