Meaning of “frying pan” in the English Dictionary

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"frying pan" in British English

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frying pannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfraɪ.ɪŋ ˌpæn / us /ˈfraɪ.ɪŋ ˌpæn / US also skillet

B1 a flat metal pan with a long handle, used for frying food

Examples

  • Swirl a little oil around the frying pan.
  • With my favourite non-stick frying pan, I really don't need to use much fat for frying.

Examples from literature

  • Fry by spoonfuls on hot greased griddle or iron frying pan. 
  • Have ready in a frying pan a dozen onions cut in slices and fried brown in a little beef drippings or butter. 
  • Into the frying pan put a large spoonful of butter, one or two cupfuls of milk, and any gravy that may be left over. 
  • Place the oysters in a hot frying pan and brown on both sides lightly. 
  • To do this correctly, a thick bottomed frying pan should be used. 

(Definition of “frying pan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frying pan" in American English

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frying pannoun [ C ]

/ˈfrɑɪ·ɪŋ ˌpæn/

a flat metal pan with a long handle, used for frying food

(Definition of “frying pan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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