griddle

Definitions

  • griddle cakes and spatula
    griddle cakes and spatula
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v griddle cook on a griddle "griddle pancakes"
    • n griddle cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Griddle A sieve with a wire bottom, used by miners.
    • Griddle An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n griddle A grated utensil for broiling flesh and fish: same as gridiron
    • n griddle A broad disk or shallow pan of iron, used chiefly for cooking thin cakes over a fire.
    • n griddle A griddle-cake.
    • n griddle In mining, a sieve with a wire bottom.
    • n griddle One of the iron plates fitted as lids to the round apertures for cooking-utensils in the top of a cooking-stove or range.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Griddle grid′l a flat iron plate for baking cakes.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gredil, gredl, gridel, of Celtic origin; cf. W. greidell, Ir. greideal, greideil, griddle, gridiron, greadaim, I burn, scorch. Cf. Gridiron
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. gredil, grëil—Low L. craticulum, dim. of cratis, a hurdle.

Usage

In literature:

The gridiron or "griddle" was an appliance used extensively all over the Continent of Europe from the sixteenth century onward.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Pennyroyal baked griddle-sized cakes, delivering them one at a time direct from the stove to the consumer.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Better that than to fry there like St. Lawrence on his griddle.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Under it was a single griddle.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
Huldah had come in with the griddle-cakes during this avalanche of news.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Mr. Duncan, can you cook griddle cakes?
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
He colored, laughed shortly, and busied himself buttering a griddle-cake.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The Captain had an extra griddle on the stove when Mr. McGowan returned.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Scones are baked on griddles, and are especially popular in the country houses of Scotland.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
I have sashes on my griddle-cakes and neckties on my eggs, always.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
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In poetry:

I've a pal called Billy Peg-leg, with one leg a wood leg,
And Billy' he's a ship's cook and lives upon the sea;
And hanging by his griddle
Old Billy keeps a fiddle
For fiddling in the dog-watch
When the moon is on the sea.
"Billy Peg-leg's Fiddle" by Bill Adams
Poor souls they expected to be engulfed every hour,
And to appease their hunger they made dough with salt water and flour;
And made a sort of hard cake placed over a griddle hole,
To satisfy their hunger, which, alas! is hard to thole.
"Wreck of the Schooner 'Samuel Crawford'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

He also uses a "Gengis Khan" griddle, also called a "reverse wok".
Porridge Griddle Cakes These are thick, heavy, and moist yet still fluffy.
Visit Laredo Taqueria at breakfast or lunch, when the tortillas are fresh off the griddle.
Birch Benders Griddle Cakes.
The Griddle on South Durango .
Things are sizzling once again at The Griddle with their newly-acquired "A" grade.
"In my neighborhood, at the teppanyaki restaurants, the chef did not cook for you," he said of the eateries where food is prepared on a griddle.
Elevation Burger debuts efficient new griddle.
An expert on Mayan culture and prophecy at San Diego's Southwestern College said today he has been "as busy as a frog on a griddle" as the day of the supposed end of the world draws near.
Get out the griddle.
From Griddle Cafe in Los Angeles we offer a recipe for Spicy Steak and Eggs Breakfast Tacos.
When ready to make the pancakes , set a griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat while you prepare your batter.
They are not browned as if cooked on a griddle.
I'm partial to burgers that taste as if they came off the griddle of a diner, and by that measure, Shake Shack 's sandwiches deliver.
Grilled-cheese fans are often divided into people who love the creamy, oozy insides and those who find the most joy in the crisped bits that ooze out and sizzle on the griddle.
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