AskDefine | Define skillet

Dictionary Definition

skillet n : a pan used for frying foods [syn: frying pan, frypan]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /ˈskɪlɪt/, /"skIlIt/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪlɪt


  1. A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.
    Heat some oil in a cast-iron skillet and add the onions.
  2. A dish or meal cooked in such a pan.
    This is an easy skillet with potatoes and bacon.
  3. In the context of "US|as a modifier": Cooked in a skillet.
    Can you make up a quick skillet hash?


Usage notes

Although somewhat common, skillet is less common than frying pan in American English. It is not likely to be recognized in British English, where the term frying pan is used alone.

Extensive Definition

Skillet may refer to:
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