dishpan

dishpan
dishpan "pan in which dishes are washed," 1872, from DISH (Cf. dish) (n.) + PAN (Cf. pan) (n.). Dishpan hands attested from 1944.

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  • dishpan — n. 1. large pan for washing dishes. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishpan — n. a large pan for washing dishes. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishpan — ☆ dishpan [dish′pan΄ ] n. a pan in which dishes, cooking utensils, etc. are washed …   English World dictionary

  • dishpan — UK [ˈdɪʃˌpæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms dishpan : singular dishpan plural dishpans American a large plastic container that you wash dishes in …   English dictionary

  • dishpan hands — noun Hands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent. Avoid dishpan hands. Those 1950s sitcom moms had it right (and probably had lovely hands): Wear rubber gloves… …   Wiktionary

  • dishpan — noun Date: 1872 a large flat bottomed pan used for washing dishes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dishpan — /dish pan /, n. a large pan in which dishes, pots, etc., are washed. [1870 75, Amer.; DISH + PAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dishpan — noun A large basin or pan with a flat bottom in which dishes are washed …   Wiktionary

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  • dishpan — dish|pan [ˈdıʃpæn] n AmE a large bowl in which you wash dishes, plates etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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