- Chiefly Brit. a pot or kettle with a long handle and, sometimes, feet
- frying pan
Origin of skilletMiddle English skelett ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French escuellette, diminutive of escuelle, porringer, basin ; from Classical Latin scutella, diminutive of scutra, dish
Although somewhat common, skillet is less common than frying pan in American English. It is not likely to be recognized in British English, where the term frying pan is used alone.