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noun [countable] pan pronunciation in American English /pæn/
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  1. 1
    a round metal container used for cooking, with a handle and usually a lid. A saucepan has tall sides and a frying pan is wider with shorter sides and usually no lid
    Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion over a gentle heat.
    pots and pans: There was plenty of space in the kitchen for storing pots and pans.
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    1. b.
      American a metal container used for baking. The British word is tin
      a cake pan
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    See also bedpan, dustpan
  2. 5
    British the bowl of a toilet



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