waffle iron

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Prep a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Men's Health, 25 Oct. 2022 And in August 1869, a Dutch American called Cornelius Swarthout was granted the first U.S. waffle iron patent. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2022 Thomas Jefferson was reportedly among the first Americans to own a waffle iron. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2022 The competitive Bowerman saw in the waffle iron a way to give his athletes an edge on the track. Fox News, 16 Sep. 2022 While Bowerman was tinkering with rubber and a waffle iron, Phil Knight, one of his former athletes, was importing athletic shoes from Japan. Fox News, 16 Sep. 2022 Coat your waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 When Bowerman married Barbara Young in 1936, one of the gifts the couple received was a waffle iron. Fox News, 16 Sep. 2022 Coat your waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

waffle iron

noun

: a cooking utensil with two hinged metal parts that shut upon each other to make a grid-shaped pattern on a waffle being cooked

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