- a heavily constructed kettle with a close-fitting lid, used for pot roasts, stews, etc.
- a metal utensil, open in front, for roasting before an open fire.
- 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
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.
- an iron or earthenware container with a cover used for stews, etc
- a metal box, open in front, for cooking in front of an open fire