What does the word skillet mean?

Usage examples for skillet

  1. The skillet passed from mess to mess. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  2. Bob rode the fields all day long, even when the thermometer crept up to 127 in the shade, and a skillet left in the sun would fry bacon and eggs perfectly done in seven minutes. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby