Definition of yetling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjɛtlɪŋ/


Scottish, British
  • 1 dialect A vessel of cast metal, typically iron or brass; especially a small cast iron cooking pot, often having three short feet and a hooped handle.

  • 2 dialect A heavy, flat iron plate that is heated and used for cooking cakes and scones; a griddle.

  • 3 dialect, historical A cast iron ball used in a game resembling bowls traditionally played in Wemyss, Fife at New Year. Also (in plural): the game itself.


dialect, rare Scottish, British
  • Made of cast metal, especially cast iron.


Late Middle English. From yet + -ling.