Skillet meaning

skĭlĭt
A long-handled stewing pan or saucepan sometimes having legs.
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A pot or kettle with a long handle and, sometimes, feet.
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(US) A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.

Heat some oil in a cast-iron skillet and add the onions.

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(US) A dish or meal cooked in such a pan.

This is an easy skillet with potatoes and bacon.

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(US, as a modifier) Cooked in a skillet.

Can you make up a quick skillet hash?

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Origin of skillet

  • Middle English skelett from Old French escuelete diminutive of escuele plate from Latin scutella diminutive of scutra platter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French escuelette, diminutive of escuelle a porringer, (French écuelle), from Latin scutella, diminutive of scutra, scuta, a dish. Compare scuttle a basket.

    From Wiktionary