double boiler

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.

First Known Use of double boiler

1864


DOUBLE BOILER Defined for English Language Learners

double boiler

noun

Definition of double boiler for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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