skillet

[skil-it]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English; origin uncertain

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skillet (ˈskɪlɪt)
 
n
1.  a small frying pan
2.  chiefly (Brit) a saucepan
 
[C15: probably from skele bucket, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skjōla bucket]

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skillet
c.1400, perhaps from M.Fr. esculette (Mod.Fr. écuelle), dim. of escuele "plate," from L. scutella "serving platter" (see scuttle (n.)); or formed in English from skele "wooden bucket or pail" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. O.N. skjola "pail, bucket").
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Example sentences
Grab a skillet and some friends, and put your cartons and creativity to work.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat.
Heat the clean skillet over medium-low heat and grease lightly with cooking
  spray.
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium
  heat.
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