brain·​pan | \ ˈbrān-ˌpan How to pronounce brainpan (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web All of life up there in the brainpan, all of it somehow husbanded there. Benjamin Taylor, The Atlantic, "Being Friends With Philip Roth," 21 Apr. 2020 Instead, these books feature a new kind of mutant—wonky business writers endowed with bulging brainpans and killer neologisms. Jennifer Alsever, WIRED, "The Rise of the Corporate Superhero," 29 Mar. 2011 Despite 420’s recent codification as a street moniker for marijuana and the ominous specter of four and twenty blackbirds flocking from pies, April 20 had slipped as an infamous date in the public brainpan. Mark Jacobson, Daily Intelligencer, "The Generation Gap in My Living Room," 30 June 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Brainpan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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