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chafing dish

[chey-fing] /ˈtʃeɪ fɪŋ/
noun
1.
an apparatus consisting of a metal dish with a lamp or heating appliance beneath it, for cooking food or keeping it hot at the table.
2.
a vessel that holds charcoal or the like, for heating anything set over it.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English chafing warming (see chafe, -ing1)
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Examples from the web for chafing dish
  • Before me a chafing dish filled with congealing pigs-in-a-blanket reminds me of my formerly bulbous thighs.
  • Cooked over a chafing dish in the dining room, it represents a corny perception of fanciness.
  • Ladle into a chafing dish or slow cooker to keep warm, if desired.
  • It should not consist of only a pound of sugar and a chafing dish.
British Dictionary definitions for chafing dish

chafing dish

/ˈtʃeɪfɪŋ/
noun
1.
a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at the table
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