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[broi-ler] /ˈbrɔɪ lər/
any device for broiling meat or fish; a grate, pan, or compartment in a stove for broiling.
a young chicken suitable for broiling.
Origin of broiler
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at broil1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Always leave oven and broiler doors open for a few minutes after lighting the oven burners and after extinguishing them.

  • Remove from the broiler, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add a little water to the drippings in the broiler pan, pour this over the meat, and serve at once.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Especially were they interested in stories concerning the genus “broiler.”

    What's-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon
  • And then somehow it was noon, and Billy again at the Dutch oven and the broiler.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Seal and bake in hot oven on broiler for twenty-five minutes.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery Emma Paddock Telford
  • The frying-pan seemed to be held, inactive, behind the beneficent bars of the broiler.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • The owl's breast—fat and fine it looked—was in the broiler, and on the fire.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for broiler


a young tender chicken suitable for roasting
(mainly US) a pan, grate, etc for broiling food
a very hot day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for broiler

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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