frying pan


a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.

Nearby words

  1. frybread,
  2. frye,
  3. frye, northrop,
  4. fryer,
  5. frying,
  6. fräulein,
  7. frère,
  8. frères,
  9. fréchet,
  10. fréchette


    out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.

Also fry-pan, fry·pan [frahy-pan] /ˈfraɪˌpæn/.

Origin of frying pan

1350–1400; Middle English fryinge panne

Also called skillet. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for frying pan

frying pan

esp US fry-pan


a long-handled shallow pan used for frying
out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to a worse one
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