Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small pan; hence, a cup for drinking, especially one of metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small pan or cup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cup or other vessel used for drinking.
  • noun The contents of such a vessel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small pan or cup (usually of tin)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pan +‎ -kin

Examples

  • A tin pannikin rolled down the inclined plane, rattling and banging.

    The Lost Poacher

  • It is astonishing how quickly you get used to doing without a handkerchief and to eating out of the tin pannikin in which you also wash.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • A tin pannikin rolled down the inclined plane, rattling and banging.

    The Lost Poacher

  • A tin pannikin rolled down the inclined plane, rattling and banging.

    The Lost Poacher

  • With less hunger he might have found it nauseous; for the bread was incredibly mouldy and had been gnawed all round the crust by rats, while the liquor in the pannikin was a mixture of fiery rum and unclean water.

    The Blue Pavilions

  • If you want what old-timers used to call their pannikin of rum, you'll be welcome to it.

    The Pagan Madonna

  • On to each was dumped swiftly the regulation lunch -- a metal pannikin of pinkish-grey stew, a hunk of bread, a cube of cheese, a mug of milkless Victory Coffee, and one saccharine tablet.

    Eat Well, Move More, Live Longer. . . ?

  • His pannikin and unwashed eating-gear from the last meal were scattered on the floor: His blankets were wet, his clothing was wet.

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • The light was very dim down in the cellar, and before I knew it some other man had thrust a pannikin into my other hand.

    THE SPIKE

  • On to each was dumped swiftly the regulation lunch -- a metal pannikin of pinkish-grey stew, a hunk of bread, a cube of cheese, a mug of milkless Victory Coffee, and one saccharine tablet.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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