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PAN, noun

1. A vessel broad and somewhat hollow or depressed in the middle, or with a raised border; used for setting milk and other domestic purposes.

2. The part of a gun-lock or other fire-arms which holds the priming that communicates with the charge.

3. Something hollow; as the brain pan

4. Among farmers, the hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; called the hard pan

5. The top of the head.

PAN, verb transitive To join; to close together. [Local.]