[ skil-it ]
/ ˈskɪl ɪt /


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

1375–1425; late Middle English; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for skillet

/ (ˈskɪlɪt) /


a small frying pan
mainly British a saucepan

Word Origin for skillet

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