a metal cooking pan with a convex bottom, for frying, braising, steaming, etc.: often used with a ringlike stand for holding it steady
Origin of wokCantonese
A metal pan having a rounded bottom, used especially for frying and steaming in Asian cooking.
Origin of wokCantonese wok6, from Middle Chinese x&hhook;uak (also the source of Mandarin huò).
(third-person singular simple present woks, present participle woking, simple past and past participle woked)
- To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.