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[grid-l] /ˈgrɪd l/
a frying pan with a handle and a slightly raised edge, for cooking pancakes, bacon, etc., over direct heat.
any flat, heated surface, especially on the top of a stove, for cooking food:
a quick breakfast from the luncheonette's griddle.
Upstate New York Older Use. a circular lid covering an opening on the cooking surface of a wood or coal-burning stove.
verb (used with object), griddled, griddling.
to cook on a griddle:
Griddle two eggs for me, will you?
Origin of griddle
1175-1225; Middle English gridel, gredil < Old French gridil, gredil; see grill1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for griddle
  • It wouldn't have to have perfect focus, only good enough that all reflected light hits the bottom of the pot or griddle.
  • He'll toss it on to a dry griddle and flip it over a few times until it's baked.
  • To test the griddle to see if it is hot, sprinkle it with a few drops of water.
  • Coat a large, non-stick frying pan or griddle with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Flour dough patted into thin, fl at rounds and fried on a hot griddle.
  • Cast iron may be used as a food-contact surface only if the surface is heated, such as in grills, griddle tops and skillets.
  • Instead of using a microwave, you can heat the tortillas on a skillet or griddle until the cheese melts.
  • Add a small amount of oil to a skillet or griddle and warm.
  • Lightly coat the griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium.
  • Pour small amount of batter on the griddle for each pancake.
British Dictionary definitions for griddle


(Brit) Also called girdle. a thick round iron plate with a half hoop handle over the top, for making scones, etc
any flat heated surface, esp on the top of a stove, for cooking food
(transitive) to cook (food) on a griddle
Word Origin
C13: from Old French gridil, from Late Latin crātīculum (unattested) fine wickerwork; see grill1
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Word Origin and History for griddle

shallow frying pan, early 13c., apparently from Anglo-French gridil, Old North French gredil, altered from Old French graille, from Latin craticula (see grill).

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