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Definition of "pipkin" [pip•kin]

  • A small earthenware or metal cooking pot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pipkin" in a sentence
  • "She took a pipkin from the hearth, where a small fire burned, though it was summer weather, as Dickie could see by the green tree-tops that swayed and moved outside in the sun, poured some gruel out of it into a silver basin."
  • "Why, the pipkin was about as much as you could manage. '"
  • "Mix them together by melting in a pipkin over the fire; and suffer them to boil till they acquire so stiff a consistence that, being dropt into water while of this boiling heat, they will not spread on the surface of it, but form a roundish mass or lump."