griddle (n.) shallow frying pan, early 13c., apparently from Anglo-Fr. gridil, O.N.Fr. gredil, altered from O.Fr. graille, from L. craticula (see GRILL (Cf. grill)).

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  • Griddle — Grid dle, n. [OE. gredil, gredl, gridel, of Celtic origin; cf. W. greidell, Ir. greideal, greideil, griddle, gridiron, greadaim I burn, scorch. Cf. {Gridiron}.] 1. An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A sieve with a wire …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • griddle — ► NOUN ▪ a circular iron plate that is heated and used for cooking food. ► VERB ▪ cook on a griddle. ORIGIN Old French gredil, from Latin craticula small hurdle …   English terms dictionary

  • griddle — [grid′ l] n. [ME gredil < Anglo Fr gridil < OFr * gredil, var. of graïl < L craticula, small gridiron < cratis, wickerwork: see CRATE] a heavy, flat metal plate with a handle, or a special flat, heated surface on the top of a stove,… …   English World dictionary

  • Griddle — A griddle is a piece of cooking equipment. In the industrial world usually it is a flat plate of metal (usually aluminium, stainless steel or cast iron). In the non industrial world, and in traditional cultures, the griddle may be a stone or… …   Wikipedia

  • griddle — I UK [ˈɡrɪd(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms griddle : singular griddle plural griddles a round flat iron pan used on top of a hot surface for cooking II UK [ˈɡrɪd(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms griddle : present tense I/you/we/they… …   English dictionary

  • griddle — /grid l/, n., v., griddled, griddling. n. 1. a frying pan with a handle and a slightly raised edge, for cooking pancakes, bacon, etc., over direct heat. 2. any flat, heated surface, esp. on the top of a stove, for cooking food: a quick breakfast… …   Universalium

  • griddle — grid, griddle, gridiron It would be natural to assume that grid was the original word, griddle (‘a circular iron plate that is heated by a fire or by other means for baking, toasting, etc.’) a diminutive of it, and gridiron (‘a cooking utensil of …   Modern English usage

  • griddle — 1. noun A flat plate of metal used for cooking. See Also: grid, gridiron 2. verb To use a griddle, to cook on a griddle …   Wiktionary

  • griddle — grid|dle1 [ grıdl ] noun count a round flat iron pan used on top of a hot surface for cooking griddle grid|dle 2 [ grıdl ] verb transitive to cook something on a griddle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • griddle — noun 1》 a circular iron plate that is heated and used for cooking food. 2》 historical a miner s wire bottomed sieve. verb 1》 cook on a griddle. 2》 historical screen (ore) with a griddle. Origin ME (denoting a gridiron): from OFr. gredil, from L.… …   English new terms dictionary

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