frying pan
noun Date: 14th century a metal pan with a handle that is used for frying foods — called also fry pan

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  • frying pan — (also frypan) ► NOUN ▪ a shallow pan with a long handle, used for frying food. ● out of the frying pan into the fire Cf. ↑out of the frying pan into the fire …   English terms dictionary

  • frying pan — frying .pan n 1.) a round flat pan with a long handle, used for frying food 2.) out of the frying pan and into the fire to go from a bad situation to one that is even worse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frying pan — a shallow pan with a handle, for frying food: also frypan n. out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation into a worse one …   English World dictionary

  • Frying pan — Frying Fry ing, n. The process denoted by the verb fry. [1913 Webster] {Frying pan}, an iron pan with a long handle, used for frying meat, vegetables, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frying pan — frying pans N COUNT A frying pan is a flat metal pan with a long handle, in which you fry food …   English dictionary

  • frying pan — [n] skillet fry pan, gridiron, spider, wok; concepts 493,494 …   New thesaurus

  • frying-pan — is the usual term in BrE, but in AmE it alternates with frypan and skillet …   Modern English usage

  • Frying pan — A frying pan, frypan, or skillet is a pan used for frying, searing, and browning foods. It is typically a 20 to 30 cm diameter (8 to 12 inch) flat pan with flared sides and no lid. In contrast, a pan of similar size with straight sides and a lid… …   Wikipedia

  • frying pan — UK [ˈfraɪɪŋ ˌpæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms frying pan : singular frying pan plural frying pans a flat metal pan with a long handle, used for cooking food in hot oil or fat • out of the frying pan (and) into the fire used for saying that… …   English dictionary

  • frying pan — /ˈfraɪɪŋ pæn/ (say fruying pan) noun 1. a shallow pan with a long handle, in which food is fried. –adjective 2. Colloquial of no account; small time. –phrase 3. out of the frying pan into the fire, Colloquial from a bad situation to an even worse …   Australian English dictionary

  • frying pan — noun a pan used for frying foods • Syn: ↑frypan, ↑skillet • Hypernyms: ↑pan, ↑cooking pan • Hyponyms: ↑electric frying pan, ↑spider …   Useful english dictionary

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