American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cooking utensil consisting of two nested pans, designed to allow slow, even cooking or heating of food in the upper pan by the action of water boiling in the lower.
- n. in cooking, a large pan containing hot water, into which other smaller pans are set in order to cook food at low heat (below 100C or 212F), or to keep food warm.
- n. two saucepans, one fitting inside the other
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