Definition of frying pan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


frying pan

; NAmE
(North American English also frypan, skillet) In the kitchen
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  • a large shallow pan with a long handle, used for frying food in Heat the butter in a heavy-based frying pan. See related entries: In the kitchen
  • Idioms
    out of the frying pan into the fire
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    (saying) from a bad situation to one that is worse
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frying pan