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A flat-bottomed basin for washing dishes.
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(Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian a large pan for washing dishes, pots, etc
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a large pan in which dishes, pots, etc., are washed.
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A pan used for washing dishes. Usually the water would be heated in the pan.
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