[ grid-l ]
/ ˈgrɪd l /
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.
verb (used with object), grid·dled, grid·dling.
to cook on a griddle: Griddle two eggs for me, will you?
sear, griddle, fry, pan, frizzle, frizz, poach, reduce, ruin, seethe, melt, barbecue, bake, imbue, blanch, scald, nuke, doctor, fix, parboil
- grid networking,
- grid reference,
- grid road,
- grid variation,
- gridiron pendulum
Origin of griddle
1175–1225; Middle English gridel, gredil < Old French gridil, gredil; see grill1
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/ (ˈɡrɪdəl) /
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 for griddle
C13: from Old French gridil, from Late Latin crātīculum (unattested) fine wickerwork; see grill 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
shallow frying pan, early 13c., apparently from Anglo-French gridil, Old North French gredil, altered from Old French graille, from Latin craticula (see grill).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper