waffle iron


Definition of waffle iron

: a cooking utensil having two hinged metal parts that shut upon each other and impress surface projections on waffles that are being cooked

Examples of waffle iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since a track coach named Bill Bowerman tinkered with the idea of pouring rubber into his waffle iron to concoct a better shoe sole for running, Nike and the sport of track and field have become inseparably intertwined. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 More than 7,500 Amazon buyers also couldn't get enough of this waffle iron’s non-stick surface and ability to quickly dish out the goods. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 Bloomingdale shoppers also enjoyed the limited cleanup this waffle iron required, as well as its space-saving design. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2021 Pour scant 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron and cook until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2021 Amazon buyers also enjoyed the mostly non-stick surface of this waffle iron. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 Pour about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of batter on preheated waffle iron. Star Tribune, 3 Mar. 2021 This Mickey Mouse waffle iron is essential for the little mouseketeers in your life. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 2 Oct. 2020 Cook in a waffle iron per manufacturer’s instructions. Kate Merker, Country Living, 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of waffle iron

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waffle iron was in 1788

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“Waffle iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waffle%20iron. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of waffle iron

: a device used to cook waffles

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Kids Definition of waffle iron

: a cooking utensil with two hinged metal parts that come together for making waffles

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