brain pan

pan, brain pan - The upper part of the skull has been called the pan or brain pan.
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Tire treads sing their varied tunes on roadway and brain pan.
For example, referring to one correspondent from Washington, he says, "Behind his furrowed brow, however, lurks a brain pan which contains more data than an average university library on a stretch of Europe from the Balkans to the Baltic:'