from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deep cooking pan with a handle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, a pan for cooking sauces.
  • noun A small metallic vessel for cooking, having a cover, and a long handle projecting nearly horizontally from the side.

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

  • noun A small pan with a handle, in which sauce is prepared over a fire; a stewpan.

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

  • noun countable, cooking A deep cooking vessel with a handle and sometimes a lid; used for boiling, stewing and making sauces.

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

  • noun a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling


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  • I have never made sauce in one.

    February 17, 2008