double boiler
noun Date: 1872 a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower

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  • double boiler — n a pot for cooking food, consisting of one pan resting on top of another pan with hot water in it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double boiler — noun count a deep pan with a second pan on top of it. You boil water in the lower pan in order to heat or cook the food in the pan above it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double boiler — ☆ double boiler n. a pair of saucepans, one of which fits above and partly inside the other: food is cooked in the upper one by water boiling in the lower …   English World dictionary

  • Double boiler — Schematic of an improvised double boiler, as used in outdoor cooking A double boiler, also known as a bain Marie, is a stove top apparatus used to cook delicate sauces such as beurre blanc, to melt chocolate without burning or seizing, or cook… …   Wikipedia

  • double boiler — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms double boiler : singular double boiler plural double boilers a deep pan with a second pan on top of it. You boil water in the lower pan in order to heat or cook the food in the pan above it …   English dictionary

  • double boiler — noun two saucepans, one fitting inside the other • Syn: ↑double saucepan • Hypernyms: ↑saucepan * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : a pair of deep cooking pans that fit together so that the contents of the top pan can be cooked or heated by boiling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • double boiler — /dʌbəl ˈbɔɪlə/ (say dubuhl boyluh) noun a pair of interlocking pans, the bottom one containing water which while boiling gently heats the food in the upper pan. Also, double saucepan …   Australian English dictionary

  • double boiler — a utensil consisting of two pots, one of which fits partway into the other: water is boiled in the lower pot to cook or warm food or melt a substance in the upper. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • double boiler — noun in cooking, a large pan containing hot water, into which other smaller pans are set in order to cook food at low heat (below 100C or 212F), or to keep food warm. Syn: bain marie …   Wiktionary

  • double boiler — noun a saucepan with a detachable upper compartment heated by boiling water in the lower one …   English new terms dictionary

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