• WordNet 3.6
    • n skillet a pan used for frying foods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet
    • n Skillet A small vessel of iron, copper, or other metal, with a handle, used for culinary purpose, as for stewing meat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skillet A small vessel of iron, copper, or other metal, generally having a long nandle and three or Four legs, used for heating and boiling water, stewing meat, and other culinary purposes.
    • n skillet A rattle or bell used by common criers.
    • n skillet A ship's cook; a “pot-wrestler” or potwalloper.
    • n skillet In metal-working, a form into which the precious metals are run for sale and use as bullion, flatter than an ingot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Skillet skil′et a small metal vessel with a long handle, used for boiling water, in cooking, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. escuelette, dim. of escuelle, a porringer, F. ecuelle, fr. L. scutella, dim. of scutra, scuta, a dish. Cf. Scuttle a basket
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from O. Fr. escuellette, dim of escuelle (Fr. écuelle)—L. scutella, dim. of scutra, a dish.


In literature:

The skillet was on the fire.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
She fry all the eggs on the place, skillet the ham and pan the biscuits!
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
He had been here straightening up some land titles and camped out for a week with a surveyor and ate out of a skillet.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Cook it in the skillet.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
You can treat a pound of nuts at a time in a heavy iron skillet on top of the stove stirring constantly.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The skillet passed from mess to mess.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
Then put one cup of sugar into an iron skillet.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
She was astonished to see their pastor seated before a skillet of milk whipping it with switches.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
He takes "Pot," an' "Skillet" from de Fiddler's Ball.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
A rusty coffee-pot, a little dish and a skillet were scattered among the embers of the fire.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various

In poetry:

When the skillet seethes, and a blubbering hot
Tilts the lid of the coffee-pot,
And the scent of the buckwheat cake grows plain--
O then is the time for a brave refrain!
""A Brave Refrain"" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter.
Makes 8 servings 1 recipe of the skillet cornbread (above), cut into small cubes.
'Skillet tosser ' eludes police.
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke into a house near White City Nov 18 and threw a skillet at the homeowner.
In large skillet brown sausage.
In a heavy medium skillet, cook the almonds over medium heat, shaking often, until fragrant and slightly brown, about 5 minutes.
In a small skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
Take skillet with butter place in oven to melt butter.
Place frozen artichoke hearts in a 12 skillet.
Toast them in a dry skillet on the stovetop to bring out their nutty flavor.
In a skillet, melt 2 tbs.
2.In a large skillet, melt butter over low heat.
Meanwhile, brown sausage in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
As she explained to me that night, she left the skillet in the oven for a month of daily baking when she made cornbread or biscuits .
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until browned and thoroughly cooked.