PAN, n.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, v.t. To join; to close together. [Local.]