sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) , especially British -pən \

Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

Examples of saucepan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fill a small saucepan with 1½ cups water and the dry quinoa. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 14 Nov. 2021 Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and generously salt. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 3 Nov. 2021 Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a simmering saucepan of water. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2021 Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, add 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and blanch the snap peas until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 Put the milk and glucose or runny honey in a saucepan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2021 To prepare grits: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk all the ingredients together and simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Beth Segal, cleveland, 14 May 2021 To make this pozole rojo: Place 4 stemmed and seeded ancho chiles and 2 stemmed and seeded guajillo chiles in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of saucepan

1686, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2021

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“Saucepan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of saucepan

: a deep, round cooking pan with a handle


sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) \

Kids Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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