skottel, noun

Forms:
Also schotel, skottle.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (from Dutch schotel).
1. A bowl or basin. Cf. blikskottel sense 1.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 432Schotel, (D. schotel, a dish; Lat. scutella; cf. Eng. scuttle). A dish whether of earthenware or tin.
1978 Fair Lady 19 July 172If you find someone with his entrails beside him, place them in a skottel or even your skirt and transport them together.
1980 A.J. Blignaut Dead End Rd 100Tjaart was sitting on a camp-stool at the fire with a skottel of hot snake bones on his lap.
1992 M.G. Gilbert Informant, LadybrandThe Anglican Church is giving us a morning tea tomorrow...One puts 20c into a skottle — and everyone eats too much and many can’t go to lunch afterwards!
2. In full skottel-braai /-braɪ/ [see braai noun sense 2 a], or skottel-skaar /-skɑː(r)/ [Afrikaans, skaar plough-disc; so called for a perceived resemblance] the proprietory name for a large, shallow, concave disc which is similar to a wok but not as deep, which is used as a cooking-surface over a gas cooker, for outdoor cooking; used loosely of any similar appliance; gas braai, see braai noun sense 2 b. Also attributive.
1984 Sunday Tribune 22 July (Today) 4The idea of food free and fresh from the sea is widely appealing...The editor may now relax — with not a braai grid or even a skottel in sight.
1987 Scope 10 Apr. 30A ‘skottelbraai’ breakfast on the deserted beach.
1988 You 17 Nov. 54 (advt)Skottelskaar: Plough share gas braai. Stand permits steady placement on table. Even flame distribution.
1988 Advertising Leaflet (Cadac)Mini Skottel. Combines the portability of the Mini with the unique ‘plough disc’ cooking method.
1989 S. Johnson in Laughing Stock Sept.Oct. 12Knots of hopelessly-addicted new wave braaiers gape and finger price tags...The ‘Skottelskaar’ also attracted attention, with its unforgiveably curvaceous lines and tripod base.
1990 Weekend Post 25 Mar. (Suppl.)As advertised on TV: Cadac skottelskaar braai.
1990 E. Coelho in Sunday Times 12 Aug. 9Everywhere people are dusting off their skottel-braais, bringing out the coolerbags, buying surplus bottles of suntan lotion, and ironing those Bermuda shorts.
1992 Weekend Post 2 May (Property Post) 25The spray-on grease-cutter will help keep skottels clean after a braai.
1992 C.S. Van der Gaast in Weekend Argus 23 May (People) 3He is..likely to bat one of his green peppers — straight into the skottel, which sometimes accompanies them on Sunday walks up Lion’s Head...‘We love cooking outdoors.’
1994 Grocott’s Mail 28 Oct. 13 (advt)Deluxe vendor’s trolley...Contains Bain Marie and Skottel skaar facilities.
A bowl or basin.
the proprietory name for a large, shallow, concave disc which is similar to a wok but not as deep, which is used as a cooking-surface over a gas cooker, for outdoor cooking; used loosely of any similar appliance; gas braai, see braainoun2 b. Also attributive.

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