dish·​pan | \ ˈdish-ˌpan How to pronounce dishpan (audio) \

Definition of dishpan

: a large flat-bottomed pan used for washing dishes

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Lozman will be back inside the high court Tuesday, five years after winning a legal battle over a floating home — please don't call it a houseboat — that had the justices ruminating about inner tubes, wooden washtubs and plastic dishpans. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "'Rich white boy with nothing to do' back before Supreme Court arguing for free speech," 25 Feb. 2018 Place all the items in the dishpan, squirt them with dish soap, then run hot water until the pan is about halfway filled and the utensils are submerged. Jolie Kerr, Esquire, "How to Win Every Holiday Party," 18 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of dishpan

1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dishpan

US : a large usually plastic container with a flat bottom that holds water to wash dishes in

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