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broiler

[broi-ler] /ˈbrɔɪ lər/
noun
1.
any device for broiling meat or fish; a grate, pan, or compartment in a stove for broiling.
2.
a young chicken suitable for broiling.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see broil1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for broilers

broiler

/ˈbrɔɪlə/
noun
1.
a young tender chicken suitable for roasting
2.
(mainly US) a pan, grate, etc for broiling food
3.
a very hot day
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Word Origin and History for broilers

broiler

n.

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.

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