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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.
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.
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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