Definition of skillet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskilit/


1North American A frying pan.
Example sentences
  • I trust my gut and remove the chicken from the skillet, placing each piece on a doubled up paper towel to drain.
  • Today, many of the kits are made of stainless steel and come with a variety of pots and skillets, all nested in one another.
  • Simply heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
1.1 historical A small metal cooking pot with a long handle, typically having legs.
Example sentences
  • Place the item to be cooked in the oven (not on a metal skillet, as this tends to burn the underside of the item).
  • Meanwhile, the worthy sorceress roused the Faerie prince and the light Elf from their luxurious slumbers with the aid of a cooking skillet and a wooden spoon.


Middle English: perhaps from Old French escuelete, diminutive of escuele 'platter', from late Latin scutella.

Words that rhyme with skillet

billet, filet, fillet, millet, willet

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Syllabification: skil·let

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