warming pan


warm·​ing pan ˈwȯr-miŋ- How to pronounce warming pan (audio)
: a long-handled covered pan filled with live coals that is used to warm a bed

Examples of warming pan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was a night when earmuffs, buffalo robes and warming pans were need. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2023 Remove carrots from oven and add burrata to warm pan. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2019 Once pasta is cooked (al-dente), drain and put in a large warm pan. Team Captain Rebecca, Seventeen, 3 May 2012 The classic meatballs, glazed with a full-bodied tomato sauce, sopped up beefy juices in a warm pan. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, 26 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of warming pan was in the 15th century

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“Warming pan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warming%20pan. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

warming pan

: a long-handled covered pan filled with hot coals and used to warm beds in earlier times
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