double boiler

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  1. a utensil consisting of two pots, one of which fits partway into the other: water is boiled in the lower pot to cook or warm food or melt a substance in the upper.

Origin of double boiler

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for double boiler

double boiler

  1. US and Canadian a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans, one fitting inside the other. The bottom saucepan contains water that, while boiling, gently heats food in the upper pan: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): double saucepan

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