warming pan
noun Date: 15th century a long-handled covered pan filled with live coals that is used to warm a bed

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  • Warming pan — Warming Warm ing, a. & n. from {Warm}, v. [1913 Webster] {Warming pan}, a long handled covered pan into which live coals are put, used for warming beds. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warming pan — n a metal container with a long handle, used in the past to hold hot coals for warming beds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • warming pan — n. a long handled, covered pan for holding live coals: formerly used to warm beds …   English World dictionary

  • warming pan — warming ,pan noun count a metal container filled with hot coal, used in the past to make beds warm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • warming pan — noun a long handled covered pan holding live coals to warm a bed • Hypernyms: ↑pan * * * ˈwarming pan f5 [warming pan] noun a metal container with a long handle that, in the past, was filled with hot coals and used to warm beds …   Useful english dictionary

  • warming pan — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms warming pan : singular warming pan plural warming pans a metal container filled with hot coal, used in the past to make beds warm …   English dictionary

  • warming pan — warm′ing pan n. a long handled, covered pan filled with live coals or hot water, formerly used for warming a bed • Etymology: 1565–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • warming pan — a long handled, covered pan, usually of brass, filled with live coals or hot water for warming a cold bed. [1565 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • warming pan — noun historical a wide, flat brass pan on a long handle, filled with hot coals and used for warming a bed …   English new terms dictionary

  • warming pan — /ˈwɔmɪŋ pæn/ (say wawming pan) noun a long handled, covered, flat vessel, as of brass, for holding hot coals or the like, formerly in common use for warming beds before they were to be occupied …   Australian English dictionary

  • warming pan — noun (C) a metal container with a long handle, used in the past to hold hot coals for warming beds …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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