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[pan-foo l] /ˈpæn fʊl/
noun, plural panfuls.
the amount a pan can hold.
Origin of panful
1870-75; pan1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Explaining what yeast was and how to treat it, she set a panful of dough.

  • Just as I got there with my panful of stuff, up jumped—what do you think?

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Get yourself a new coat, if you can find one for the price," answered Faith, listlessly scrubbing a panful of turnips for dinner.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Mrs. Peters came in from the store-room with a panful of potatoes.

    The Delafield Affair Florence Finch Kelly
  • Maria Metz was dishing a panful of fried potatoes as Phœbe entered the kitchen.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • He washed panful after panful, slowly, carefully, collectedly.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • We washed out a panful, an' found that the bottom was fairly covered in gold.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • She took the flowers, carried them to the kitchen, and set them in a panful of water.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Andy saw them coming, and put a panful of mutton-chops on the fire.

  • Talk up,' says I, 'or we'll mix a panful of batter right here.'

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