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fry·ing pan

(frī′ĭng)
n.
A shallow, long-handled pan used for frying food. Also called skillet; also called regionally fry pan, spider.
Our Living Language The terms frying pan and skillet are now virtually interchangeable, but there was a time when they were so regional as to be distinct dialect markers. Frying pan and the shortened version fry pan were once New England terms; frying pan is now in general use, as is the less common fry pan, now heard in the Atlantic states, the South, and the West, as well as New England. Skillet seems to have been confined to the Midland section of the country, including the Upper South. Its use is still concentrated there, but it is no longer used in that area alone, probably because of the national marketing of skillet dinner mixes. The term spider, originally denoting a type of frying pan that had long legs to hold it up over the coals, spread from New England westward to the Upper Northern states and down the coast to the South Atlantic states. It is still well known in both these regions, although it is now considered old-fashioned. See Note at andiron

frying pan

or

fry-pan

n
1. (Cookery) a long-handled shallow pan used for frying
2. out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to a worse one

fry′ing pan`


n.
a shallow long-handled pan in which food is fried.
Idioms:
out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.
Also, fry′pan`.
[1350–1400]

frying pan

skillet
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frying pan - a pan used for frying foodsfrying pan - a pan used for frying foods    
electric frying pan - a frying pan heated by electricity
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
cooking pan, pan - cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
spider - a skillet made of cast iron
Translations
pánev
stegepande
paistinpannu
tava za prženje
フライパン
프라이팬
steikepannestekepanne
stekpanna
กระทะทอด
chảo rán

frying pan

nBratpfanne f; to jump out of the frying pan into the fire (Prov) → vom Regen in die Traufe kommen (Prov)

frying pan

[ˈfraɪɪŋˈpæn] npadella
to jump out of the frying pan into the fire → cadere dalla padella nella brace

frying pan

مِقْلاة pánev stegepande Bratpfanne τηγάνι sartén paistinpannu poêle tava za prženje padella per friggere フライパン 프라이팬 koekenpan stekepanne patelnia frigideira сковорода stekpanna กระทะทอด kızartma tavası chảo rán 煎锅
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Mirabel with a frying pan in his hand, and never have tasted the only good dish at our luncheon.
He washed and dried himself at the sink, while she heated the frying pan on the front hole of the stove with the lid off.
As she took the cover off a second frying pan and stirred the savory contents with a kitchen knife, he came behind her, passed his arms under her arm-pits with down-drooping hands upon her breasts, and bent his head over her shoulder till cheek touched cheek.
We seem to have gotten out of the frying pan into the fire
He added charcoal and a fisherman's brazier, a coffee pot and frying pan, and the coffee and the meat, and a black bass fresh from the water that day.
But I woke from my nap in time to hurry up, and see Hell Gate, the Hog's Back, the Frying Pan, and other notorious localities, attractive to all readers of famous Diedrich Knickerbocker's History.
Madame Haupt set the frying pan to one side and wiped her hands on her wrapper.
It was not, however, until he had drifted a great distance that he ventured to ply his oars, when he made his skiff dart like an arrow through the strait of Hell Gate, never heeding the danger of Pot, Frying Pan, nor Hog's Back itself, nor did he feel himself thoroughly secure until safely nestled in bed in the cockloft of the ancient farmhouse of the Suydams.
He put some eggs in a frying pan, and stood pensively prying slabs of meat from between his teeth with a fork.
Crumbs from the Pantry," "The Frying Pan and the Fire," and "The Livery of Sin," of a much stronger kind.
These things were crowded with utensils of all sorts: frying pans, sauce pans, kettles, forks, knives, basting and soup spoons, nutmeg graters, sifters, colanders, meat saws, flat irons, rolling pins and many other things of a like nature.
THE FRYING PAN 158 DUDLEY ROAD, WINSON GREEN B18 Verdict: HHHHH IT'S always good to find great chips in areas where you might not expect them and The Frying Pan has consistently punched above its weight in that respect.