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  1. the skull or cranium.
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Origin of brainpan

before 1000; Middle English brayn panne, Old English brægenpanne. See brain, pan1
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Related Words for brainpan

head, crown, braincase, brainpan

Examples from the Web for brainpan

Historical Examples of brainpan

  • What in the name of Heaven has put such ideas into your brainpan?

    The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1

    Johannes Scotus

  • The post mortem found out that Gustave had died from a rush of words to his brainpan.

British Dictionary definitions for brainpan


  1. informal the skull
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