harnpan

noun
harn·​pan | \ ˈhärnˌpan \

Definition of harnpan

chiefly Scottish
: casing for the brain : skull

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History and Etymology for harnpan

Middle English hernepanne, harnepanne, from herne-, harne- (from hernes, harnes brains) + panne pan

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“Harnpan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harnpan. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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