from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount that a pan can hold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. As much as a pan will hold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Enough to fill a pan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quantity that a pan will hold.


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  • As each panful is browned, transfer the cubes into a large dutch oven.


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  • At any rate, it was a strange, three-legged thing, which supported a great panful of charcoal ashes at the top.

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