drip pan

variants: or dripping pan

Definition of drip pan

1 usually drip pan : a container for catching material that drips from above (as from the burners of a gas range or a piece of oily machinery)
2 usually dripping pan : a usually shallow rectangular metal pan used especially for baking and roasting

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History and Etymology for drip pan

drip pan from drip entry 2 + pan; dripping pan from Middle English drepyngpanne, from drepyng dripping + panne pan

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“Drip pan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drip%20pan. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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