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skillet

[skil-it] /ˈskɪl ɪt/
noun
1.
a frying pan.
2.
a cylindrical serving vessel of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, having a hinged lid, a handle, and, sometimes, feet.
3.
Chiefly British. a long-handled saucepan.
Origin of skillet
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; origin uncertain
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skillet

/ˈskɪlɪt/
noun
1.
a small frying pan
2.
(mainly Brit) a saucepan
Word Origin
C15: probably from skele bucket, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skjōla bucket
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Word Origin and History for skillet
n.

c.1400, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French esculette "a little dish" (Modern French écuelle), diminutive of escuele "plate," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (see scuttle (n.)); or formed in English from skele "wooden bucket or pail" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjola "pail, bucket").

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