- 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
1175–1225; Middle English gridel, gredil < Old French gridil, gredil; see grill1
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- 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
C13: from Old French gridil, from Late Latin crātīculum (unattested) fine wickerwork; see grill 1
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Word Origin and History for griddling
shallow frying pan, early 13c., apparently from Anglo-French gridil, Old North French gredil, altered from Old French graille, from Latin craticula (see grill).
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