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chaf·ing dish

(chā′fĭng)
n.
A metal dish or pan mounted above a heating device and used to cook food or keep it warm at the table.
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chafing dish

(ˈtʃeɪfɪŋ)
n
(Cookery) a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at the table
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chaf′ing dish`

(ˈtʃeɪ fɪŋ)
n.
a metal pan mounted atop a heating device for preparing or warming food at the table.
[1400–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chafing dish - a metal pan over a heaterchafing dish - a metal pan over a heater; used to cook or to keep things warm at the table
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
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Translations

chafing dish

[ˈtʃeɪfɪŋdɪʃ] Ncalientaplatos m inv
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References in classic literature ?
The servants had been dismissed for the day, and we returned late at night to a jolly chafing-dish supper.
His gaze passed on from the Crouched Venus to a little tea-table with all its fragile and exquisite accessories, and to a shining copper kettle and copper chafing-dish. Chafing dishes were not unknown to him, and he wondered if she concocted suppers on this one for some of those University young men he had heard whispers about.
'She can use a chafing-dish,' he resumed, his voice vibrating with emotion.