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double boiler

noun

Simple Definition of double boiler

  • : a pair of deep cooking pans that fit together so that the contents of the top pan can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the bottom pan

Full Definition of double boiler

  1. :  a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower

Examples of double boiler

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.



1864

First Known Use of double boiler

1864


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