- a large pan in which dishes, pots, etc., are washed.
Origin of dishpan
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Examples from the Web for dishpan
If he could give a Scarecrow brains he might be able to find my dishpan.
First he took the Great Book of Records and put it in the dishpan.
And is the dishpan still at the castle of Ugu the Shoemaker?
Then the cook came out and beat a tattoo on the bottom of a dishpan.
He does so, and finds that some power is opposing him, holding the dishpan to one place.The Humbugs of the World
P. T. Barnum
- mainly US and Canadian a large pan for washing dishes, pots, etc
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Word Origin and History for dishpan
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