a heavy, flat metal plate with a handle, or a special flat, heated surface on the top of a stove, used for cooking pancakes and other foods
Origin of griddleMiddle English gredil ; from Anglo-French gridil ; from Old French an unverified form gredil, variant, variety of graïl ; from Classical Latin craticula, small gridiron ; from cratis, wickerwork: see crate
to cook on a griddle
- A flat metal surface, such as a pan, that is used for cooking by dry heat.
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transitive verbgrid·dled, grid·dling, grid·dles
To cook on a flat metal surface.
Origin of griddleMiddle English gridel, gridiron, from Old North French gredil, from Latin crat&imacron;cula, diminutive of cratis, wickerwork hurdle, lattice.
- A flat plate of metal used for cooking.
(third-person singular simple present griddles, present participle griddling, simple past and past participle griddled)
- To use a griddle, to cook on a griddle.