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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who excites broils or promotes quarrels.
  • noun One who or that which broils; any device for broiling meats or fish.
  • noun A chicken fit for broiling.
  • noun A hot day. See broiling.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An attachment to a gas-stove, or a special gas-stove, adapted to broiling meat or fish.
  • noun In printing, said of the fault of a sheet of paper which shows on its surface the creasing marks of broken fibers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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


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