sauce·​pan ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio)
 especially British  -pən
: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

Examples of saucepan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of other Gazans crowd together to access water as aid workers nearby distribute thick, steaming red soup from large saucepans. Abdel Qadder Sabbah, CNN, 25 June 2024 Place bean, seeds, fresh strawberries, and sugar in a saucepan. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 June 2024 Place a stick of butter in a saucepan or bain marie (hot water bath), and cook over low heat until the butter begins to simmer. Alessandra Signorelli, Vogue, 20 June 2024 Cook’s note: To use frozen strawberries, thaw them in a colander resting over a saucepan. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for saucepan 

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saucepan was in 1682

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“Saucepan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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sauce·​pan ˈsȯ-ˌspan How to pronounce saucepan (audio)
: a small cooking pan with a handle

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