1) A metal pot or pan, sometimes with three legs, in which water could be boiled over a fire.

1391 Item unum chawfur ćneum cum tribus pedibus ad coquinam Abbatis, York

1434 lego Johanni Staynerode ... unum chaffer et unum craterem, Campsall

1535 Item a great chalfer vjs viijd, Stillingfleet

1566 j great fier chawfer and j possnet, Richmond. Note the by-name: 1301 De Johanne del Chaufeur, Rainton.

dates 1301 1391 1434 1535 1566

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