Chafing dish
Chafing Chaf"ing, n. [See {Chafe}, v. t.] The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing. [1913 Webster]

{Chafing dish}, a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by hot water; a portable grate for coals.

{Chafing gear} (Naut.), any material used to protect sails, rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to friction. [1913 Webster]


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  • chafing dish — [chāf′iŋ] n. [see CHAFE] a pan with a heating apparatus beneath it, to cook food at the table or to keep food hot …   English World dictionary

  • Chafing-dish — Diego Velázquez portrayed an old woman poaching eggs in a glazed earthenware chafing dish over charcoal A chafing dish (from the Old French chauffer, to make warm ) is a kind of portable grate ( a dish of Coles ) raised on a tripod, originally… …   Wikipedia

  • Chafing-Dish — Ein Chafing Dish [ˈtʃeɪfɪŋ dɪʃ] (von englisch chafing, anglisiert von französisch chauffer „erhitzen“, und engl. dish „Schüssel, Platte, Geschirr“) ist ein Behälter zum Warmhalten von Speisen. In der Regel ruht der Speisenbehälter auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chafing dish — noun a metal pan over a heater; used to cook or to keep things warm at the table • Hypernyms: ↑cooking utensil, ↑cookware * * * ˈchafing dish 7 [chafing dish chafing dishes] noun a metal pan used for keeping food warm …   Useful english dictionary

  • chafing dish — /chay fing/ 1. an apparatus consisting of a metal dish with a lamp or heating appliance beneath it, for cooking food or keeping it hot at the table. 2. a vessel that holds charcoal or the like, for heating anything set over it. [1400 50; late ME… …   Universalium

  • chafing dish — chaf·ing dish || tʃeɪfɪŋ pot or dish used for cooking or for keeping food warm on the table; mobile vessel for holding charcoal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chafing dish — /ˈtʃeɪfɪŋ dɪʃ/ (say chayfing dish) noun a dish placed over a flame for cooking or keeping food warm at the table …   Australian English dictionary

  • chafing dish — noun Etymology: Middle English chafing, present participle of chaufen, chafen to warm Date: 15th century a utensil for cooking or keeping food warm especially at the table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chafing dish — chaf′ing dish [[t]ˈtʃeɪ fɪŋ[/t]] n. coo a metal pan mounted atop a heating device for preparing or warming food at the table • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • chafing-dish — n. 1 a cooking pot with an outer pan of hot water, used for keeping food warm. 2 a dish with a spirit lamp etc. for cooking at table. Etymology: obs. sense of CHAFE = warm …   Useful english dictionary

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