Etymology
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broiler (n.)

late 14c., "grill or gridiron used in broiling," agent noun from broil (v.1). From c. 1300 as a surname, perhaps meaning "cook who specializes in broiling." Meaning "chicken for broiling" is from 1858.

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Definitions of broiler

broiler (n.)
an oven or part of a stove used for broiling;
broiler (n.)
flesh of a small young chicken not over 2 1/2 lb suitable for broiling;
From wordnet.princeton.edu