- A cooking appliance, with hinged, indented metal plates, used to make waffles.
1838, Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Fireside Education, page 331:
- Such a one is very apt to leave his impress upon his scholars, as the waffle-iron is impressed upon the cake that is baked in it.
1841 August 20, Miss Leslie, “Mr. Smith”, in The Ladies' Garland, volume 5, number 2, page 36:
- I remember once of buying a waffle-iron of him, and when I tried it and found it did not make a pretty pattern on the waffles, I took it back to him to change it: but having no other pattern, he returned me the money as soon as I asked him.
2011, Ann Treistman, Who Put the Devil in Deviled Eggs?: The Fascinating Stories Behind America's Favorite Foods:
- These batter-based flat cakes gained a new form of popularity in America when Thomas Jefferson returned from his stint in France as a diplomat. In 1789 he presented his friends with a long-handled waffle iron.
a cooking appliance used to make waffles