from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that broils, especially a small oven or the part of a stove used for broiling food.
  • n. A tender young chicken suitable for broiling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who broils, or cooks by broiling.
  • n. A device used to broil food; part of an oven or a small stove; a grill.
  • n. A chicken suitable for broiling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who excites broils; one who engages in or promotes noisy quarrels.
  • n. One who broils, or cooks by broiling.
  • n. A gridiron or other utensil used in broiling, or the compartment in a stove where such a utensil is located.
  • n. A chicken or other bird fit for broiling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which broils; any device for broiling meats or fish.
  • n. A chicken fit for broiling.
  • n. A hot day. See broiling.
  • n. One who excites broils or promotes quarrels.
  • n. In railroading, a parlor-car fitted with a grill kitchen or a kitchen in which broiling of chops, etc., can be done without the more elaborate cooking of a dining-car; a grill-room car.
  • n. An attachment to a gas-stove, or a special gas-stove, adapted to broiling meat or fish.
  • n. In printing, said of the fault of a sheet of paper which shows on its surface the creasing marks of broken fibers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flesh of a small young chicken not over 2 1/2 lb suitable for broiling
  • n. an oven or part of a stove used for broiling


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