- a frying pan.
- a cylindrical serving vessel of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, having a hinged lid, a handle, and, sometimes, feet.
- Chiefly British. a long-handled saucepan.
Origin of skillet
Examples from the Web for skillet
Buster can break eggs into a skillet and has done it a number of times this morning.The Ridiculousness of Father's Day
P. J. O’Rourke
June 15, 2014
Don dropped the skillet, jumped into a crouch, went for his gun.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
I had no idea if it would even work, but right on the packaging Carr Valley actually recommends sautéing this cheese in a skillet.Things I'd Eat: A Cheese Grilled Cheese
February 7, 2013
And nothing escapes over the side, as things are wont to do from my skillet.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
From the former, I learned that you can broil pot roast instead of browning it in a skillet.Your Friday Gadget Chef Recipe: Two Day Soup
November 9, 2012
Melt a pound of butter by putting it into a skillet on hot coals.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Throw them into a skillet of boiling water, and boil them twenty minutes; but when sufficiently done, they will rise to the top.
She fry all the eggs on the place, skillet the ham and pan the biscuits!Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
In a skillet melt and heat ½ of a cupful of lard or bacon fat.365 Luncheon Dishes
Pour it into a skillet and place the skillet on the coals before the fire.The Witch of Salem
John R. Musick
- a small frying pan
- mainly British a saucepan
Word Origin and History for skillet
c.1400, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French esculette "a little dish" (Modern French écuelle), diminutive of escuele "plate," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (see scuttle (n.)); or formed in English from skele "wooden bucket or pail" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjola "pail, bucket").