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[broi-ler] /ˈbrɔɪ lər/
any device for broiling meat or fish; a grate, pan, or compartment in a stove for broiling.
a young chicken suitable for broiling.
Origin of broiler
1350-1400; Middle English; see broil1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for broiler
  • He topped some fried tortilla triangles with cheese and jalapeño slices and put it under the broiler.
  • They melt under the heat of the broiler and go down quivering and gooey.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place in a well-greased broiler.
  • Place in a buttered wire broiler and broil over a clear fire until juices flow, turning while broiling.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper, place in a greased wire broiler and broil five minutes, turning often.
  • Broil in a greased broiler until brown on both sides.
  • Place in a greased broiler and broil five minutes, cooking smooth side of tripe the first three minutes.
  • Prepare your broiler by putting baking sheets or other heat-proof objects under the broiler.
  • Most egg-and broiler-process verification programs certify that the chickens are fed and sheltered.
  • When the bottom of the frittata seems cooked, place it under the broiler or in the oven to cook the top.
British Dictionary definitions for broiler


a young tender chicken suitable for roasting
(mainly US) a pan, grate, etc for broiling food
a very hot day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for broiler

late 14c., "grill or gridiron used in broiling," agent noun from broil (v.1). From c.1300 as a surname, perhaps meaning "cook who specializes in broiling." Meaning "chicken for broiling" is from 1876.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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