skillet

[ skil-it ]
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noun
  1. a frying pan.

  2. a cylindrical serving vessel of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, having a hinged lid, a handle, and, sometimes, feet.

  1. Chiefly British. a long-handled saucepan.

Origin of skillet

1
1375–1425; late Middle English; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for skillet

skillet

/ (ˈskɪlɪt) /


noun
  1. a small frying pan

  2. mainly British a saucepan

Origin of skillet

1
C15: probably from skele bucket, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skjōla bucket

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