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

  • n. A utensil consisting of a base into which adjustable blades are set, used to slice or cut fruits and vegetables.
  • n. A mandolin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A utensil used to julienne vegetables.
  • n. Archaic form of mandolin.


Variant of mandolin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French (Wiktionary)


  • I hope one day to be friends with my mandoline, but you know, if a mandoline were a business, I'm sure occupational health and safety would shut it down!

    At My Table

  • The mandoline was a gift to myself which I deemed absolutely necessary and therefore bought it after no one else volunteered to.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • NOTE: A mandoline is a handy tool for thinly slicing yams.


  • A mandoline is the easiest way to shred like the pros.

    Wired Top Stories

  • It includes this summer corn soup we reviewed last year and the beautiful, simple zucchini dish, above. mandoline, which is the only caveat.

    The Kitchn

  • I have to confess that I don't even know the Indian word for "mandoline", I think they are just called "slicers".

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • You will definitely need some kind of mandoline or extra sharp slicer, as the avocado must be very thin.

    The Bread Question

  • Cut the fennel bulb in half lengthwise and thinly slice crosswise on a mandoline.

    Hamachi, Marinated with Lemon, Fennel, and Horseradish

  • On a mandoline, thinly shave the stalks into 1/16-inch thick pieces.

    Hamachi, Marinated with Lemon, Fennel, and Horseradish

  • Lisa Linder for The Wall Street Journal Japanese knives and Benriner mandoline The best kitchen gift I ever got is a cross between a wooden spoon and a spatula, flat on the edges but rounded, almost like child's trowel.

    Food-World Royalty


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