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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Griddle \Grid"dle\, n. [OE. gredil, gredl, gridel, of Celtic origin; cf. W. greidell, Ir. greideal, greideil, griddle, gridiron, greadaim I burn, scorch. Cf. Gridiron.] 1. An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes. [1913 Webster] 2. A sieve with a wire bottom, used by miners. [1913 Webster]