American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that fries, as a deep utensil usually equipped with a basket and used for frying foods.
- n. A small young chicken suitable for frying.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which fries.
- n. A bird, a fish, or the like, intended or suitable for frying. Compare roaster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Something or someone that fries.
- n. A young chicken or other food item suitable to be cooked by frying.
- n. A pot equipped with a removable basket, designed to be used for frying objects; -- also called
- n. flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying
- fry + -er (Wiktionary)
“It's a bigger expense on a small budget, but a whole fryer is an affordable option.”
“In the fryer was a large round potato looking meat pie.”
“Mr. ZABLE: Putting a liquid into a fryer is a really bad idea.”
“And soone after a Summons was directed from the Cardinall of Saint Andrewes and the said Bishop of Dunkelden vpon the said Deane Thomas Forret, vpon two blacke Fryers called fryer”
“Although the Brauns menu includes seafood pasta marinara, broiled lobster and pan-seared tuna with a soy-ginger glaze, Cathy Blasko, 43, of Greenport, the manager of the takeout shop since its inception in 2005, said the fryer was the main focus.”
“One final note: trading beer that doesn't belong to you for catfish hot out of the fryer is a fair swap any day.”
“Offspring are edible—what’s known as fryer weight, five pounds—in a few months.”
“There were no pots and saucepans to be washed, although the one round, shallow, sheet-iron "fryer," such as soldiers sometimes use in camp, which she dragged from under a buffalo-skin in the corner, would have been none the worse for a little scrubbing.”
“After the fries leave the blancher, they are dried and then it's off to the "fryer," which is filled with one hundred percent vegetable oil.”
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