A metal dish or pan mounted above a heating device and used to cook food or keep it warm at the table.(noun)
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Use "chafing dish" in a sentence
"Then he brought out a hollow wand and tablets of red carnelian which he laid on the rod; and after this he took a chafing dish and setting charcoal thereon, blew one breath into it and it kindled forthwith."