- 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.
- to cook on a griddle: Griddle two eggs for me, will you?
Origin of griddle
Examples from the Web for griddle
It requires a finely honed sense of timing and a griddle that has been seasoned just right.The Real Cheeseburger Paradise
Jane & Michael Stern
June 22, 2014
The last thing I always did before leaving Los Angeles was to have brunch at The Griddle.
After we finished breakfast at The Griddle, I dropped Mike off at his apartment.
Newt Gingrich was on the griddle for much of the evening, easily defending his ideas and deflecting criticism.Newt Gingrich Barely Singed In GOP Debate
December 16, 2011
For each pancake, pour a generous dollop (up to 1/4 cup) on the skillet or griddle.Sap Suckers Unite: Recipes for Maple Cookies, Flapjacks, and Cocktails
David Lincoln Ross
May 3, 2011
You bet Mr. Arledge would 'a' got my decision right hot off the griddle.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Mrs. Ritson had been stooping over the griddle when Reuben entered.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Then Grannie finished, on hearth and griddle, the baking of her cakes.The Manxman
Corn meal is mixed with water and baked on the flat surface of a hoe or griddle.The Negro Farmer
Better that than to fry there like St. Lawrence on his griddle.
- Also called: girdle British 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
- (tr) to cook (food) on a griddle
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).