A pan for warming beds
- a shallow vessel utilized by a bedridden client for defecation and urination
- A pan for heating beds.
- A shallow chamber vessel, therefore built that it can be employed by an unwell person during intercourse.
additionally bed-pan, 1580s, from sleep (n.) + cooking pan (letter.).
(letter.) A pan for warming beds.
- (letter.) A shallow chamber vessel, therefore built that it could be used by a sick person during sex.