skillet

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a skillet

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Etymology[edit]

Old French escuelette, diminutive of escuelle a porringer, (French écuelle), from Latin scutella, diminutive of scutra, scuta, a dish. Compare scuttle a basket.

Noun[edit]

skillet (plural skillets)

  1. (US) A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.
    Heat some oil in a cast-iron skillet and add the onions.
  2. (US) A dish or meal cooked in such a pan.
    This is an easy skillet with potatoes and bacon.
  3. (US, as a modifier) Cooked in a skillet.
    Can you make up a quick skillet hash?
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Usage notes[edit]

Although somewhat common, skillet is less common than frying pan in American English. It is not likely to be recognized in British English, where the term frying pan is used alone.

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