A French bread that's been formed into a long, narrow cylindrical loaf. It usually has a crisp brown crust and light, chewy interior. A baguette pan is a long metal pan shaped like two half-cylinders joined along one long side. Each compartment is 2 to 3 inches wide and 15 to 17 inches long. This pan is used to bake French baguettes.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.