from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flat metal surface, such as a pan, that is used for cooking by dry heat.
- n. Vermont & Upstate New York See eye.
- transitive v. To cook on a flat metal surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat plate of metal used for cooking.
- v. To use a griddle, to cook on a griddle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes.
- n. A sieve with a wire bottom, used by miners.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grated utensil for broiling flesh and fish: same as gridiron
- n. A broad disk or shallow pan of iron, used chiefly for cooking thin cakes over a fire.
- n. A griddle-cake.
- n. In mining, a sieve with a wire bottom.
- n. One of the iron plates fitted as lids to the round apertures for cooking-utensils in the top of a cooking-stove or range.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cook on a griddle
- n. cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked
Middle English gridel, gridiron, from Old North French gredil, from Latin crātīcula, diminutive of crātis, wickerwork hurdle, lattice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman gredile or Old French gridil, from Latin crāticulum, diminutive of crātis. (Wiktionary)