Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flat metal surface, such as a pan, that is used for cooking by dry heat.
  • transitive verb To cook on a flat metal surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grated utensil for broiling flesh and fish: same as gridiron
  • noun A broad disk or shallow pan of iron, used chiefly for cooking thin cakes over a fire.
  • noun A griddle-cake.
  • noun In mining, a sieve with a wire bottom.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes.
  • noun A sieve with a wire bottom, used by miners.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flat plate of metal used for cooking.
  • verb To use a griddle, to cook on a griddle.

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

  • verb cook on a griddle
  • noun cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked

Etymologies

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

[Middle English gridel, gridiron, from Old North French gredil, from Latin crātīcula, diminutive of crātis, wickerwork hurdle, lattice.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman gredile or Old French gridil, from Latin crāticulum, diminutive of crātis.

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