from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small pan or cup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a small pan or cup (usually of tin)


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pan +‎ -kin


  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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


  • 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.


  • Captain Van Horn gave him, first of all, a pannikin of oatmeal mush, generously flooded with condensed cream and sweetened with a heaping spoonful of sugar.


  • The pannikin contained skilly, three-quarters of a pint, a mixture of Indian corn and hot water.


  • Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest,



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