Dutch oven

  1. a heavily constructed kettle with a close-fitting lid, used for pot roasts, stews, etc.
  2. a metal utensil, open in front, for roasting before an open fire.
  3. a brick oven in which the walls are preheated for cooking.

Origin of Dutch oven

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for dutch oven

Historical Examples of dutch oven

  • In the extreme corner of the room was a dutch-oven built of stone slabs.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • You may bake them in a dutch-oven, instead of broiling them.

  • On the hearth are some dog-irons, the ashes of the breakfast fire, and a Dutch-oven.

    Saddle and Mocassin

    Francis Francis Jr.

  • Set the dish into a dutch-oven, and bake it half an hour, or till hot all through.

  • There was a Dutch-oven on the hearth, the sight of which made my mouth water for the delicious tea-cakes of childhood.

    The Boys of '61

    Charles Carleton Coffin.

British Dictionary definitions for dutch oven

Dutch oven

  1. an iron or earthenware container with a cover used for stews, etc
  2. a metal box, open in front, for cooking in front of an open fire
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