Definitions

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A container for frying food.
  • n. A young chicken suitable for frying; a pullet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 deep fryer.

from The 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.

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

  • n. flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying

Etymologies

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fry +‎ -er

Examples

  • It's a bigger expense on a small budget, but a whole fryer is an affordable option.

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  • In the fryer was a large round potato looking meat pie.

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  • Mr. ZABLE: Putting a liquid into a fryer is a really bad idea.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • But nothing beats the ones plucked straight from the fryer, which is why I was so excited to try Churros El Tigre, a cart on University Avenue at 36th Street that's parked in front of a tire shop for a few hours every evening.

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  • One final note: trading beer that doesn't belong to you for catfish hot out of the fryer is a fair swap any day.

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  • Offspring are edible—what’s known as fryer weight, five pounds—in a few months.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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