chaf'ing dish"

Pronunciation: (chā'fing), [key]
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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