frying pan

noun

Definition of frying pan 

: a metal pan with a handle that is used for frying foods

called also fry pan

out of the frying pan into the fire

: clear of one difficulty only to fall into a greater one

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This is especially useful when different parts of the map start shifting and separating from each other, often leaving at least one cook stranded from a crucial cutting board or frying pan. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Overcooked 2 puts some icing on the original’s delicious co-op cake," 7 Aug. 2018 On a hot skillet or fry pan, place sandwich, coconut oil side down, and cook with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cheese starts to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Goat Cheese Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe," 24 Apr. 2018 On a hot skillet or fry pan, place sandwich, coconut oil side down, and cook with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cheese starts to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Goat Cheese Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe," 24 Apr. 2018 On a hot skillet or fry pan, place sandwich, coconut oil side down, and cook with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cheese starts to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Goat Cheese Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe," 24 Apr. 2018 On a hot skillet or fry pan, place sandwich, coconut oil side down, and cook with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cheese starts to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Goat Cheese Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe," 24 Apr. 2018 Sam's Club offers no shortage of deals and amazing finds (How about this much-praised $15 non-stick fry pan?). Southern Living, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Sam's Club Flowers," 14 May 2018 Coat frying pan with thin, even layer by rolling the batter around. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "German Pancakes from Jenn Wirtz of Der Braumeister (recipe)," 9 May 2018 On a hot skillet or fry pan, place folded pizza crust and cook with a lid for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cheese starts to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Build a better (for you) grilled cheese with gluten-free, vegan recipe, too," 10 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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frying pan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of frying pan

: a metal pan that has a long handle and is used for frying

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