warming pan

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noun

a long-handled, covered pan, usually of brass, filled with live coals or hot water for warming a cold bed.

Nearby words

  1. warm-hearted,
  2. warm-up,
  3. warmed-over,
  4. warmed-up,
  5. warmer-upper,
  6. warminster broom,
  7. warmist,
  8. warmonger,
  9. warmongering,
  10. warmouth

Origin of warming pan

First recorded in 1565–75

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British Dictionary definitions for warming pan

warming pan

noun

a pan, often of copper and having a long handle, filled with hot coals or hot water and formerly drawn over the sheets to warm a bed
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