'Trivet' definitions:

Definition of 'trivet'

(from WordNet)
A three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
A stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table

Definition of 'Trivet'

  • Trivet \Triv"et\, n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes, -edis, three-footed; tri- (see Tri-)+ pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. tr['e]pied. See Foot, and cf. Tripod.]
  • 1. A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially, a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire; a tripod. [Written also trevet.] [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A weaver's knife. See Trevat. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
  • Trivet table, a table supported by three legs. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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