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broiler

Line breaks: broil¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔɪlə
 
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Definition of broiler in English:

noun

1 (also broiler chicken) A young chicken suitable for roasting, grilling, or barbecuing.
Example sentences
  • Normally, a broiler chicken is ready for sale after reaching the age of five weeks.
  • There are two groups of broiler chickens: ordinary broilers, reared for their meat, and the breeding flock whose role it is to produce the chicks which will be killed for their meat.
  • Certified organic poultry - including laying hens, broilers, and turkeys - showed even higher rates of growth during this period.
2North American A gridiron, grill, or special part of a stove for cooking meat or fish by exposure to direct heat.
Example sentences
  • Heat your broiler of your oven to 450 degrees F.
  • After seasoning with a steak rub and glistening it with the slightest sheen of olive oil, I placed the meat under the broiler, leaving the oven door open a bit so I could keep an eye on the rib-eye.
  • The cookware may be used in the oven, under the broiler, on the stove, or in the microwave oven.

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