Meaning of “saucepan” in the English Dictionary

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"saucepan" in British English

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saucepannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɔː.spən/ us /ˈsɑː.spən/

B1 a deep, round pan with straight sides, usually with a handle and a lid, used for cooking things over heat


  • an aluminium saucepan
  • Put a lid on the saucepan.
  • Empty the soup into a saucepan and simmer gently for ten minutes.
  • He scrubbed the old saucepan clean and it looked as good as new.
  • That saucepan is going to boil over.

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

"saucepan" in American English

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saucepannoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɔsˌpæn/

a deep cooking pan with a long handle

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