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

  • n. A deep cooking pan with a handle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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