dish·​pan ˈdish-ˌpan How to pronounce dishpan (audio)
: a large flat-bottomed pan used for washing dishes

Examples of dishpan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are lots of tips for do-it-yourselfers, from pantry stocking to dishwashing (use baking soda and a Rubbermaid dishpan), gray water diversion, rain catchment and insulation. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2020 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, 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, 18 Nov. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dishpan was in 1852

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“Dishpan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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