trivet

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trivet, 19th century replica

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Old English trefet, from Latin tripes, ‘tripod’.

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trivet (plural trivets)

  1. a stand with three short legs, especially for cooking over a fire
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing
      They collected wood and built back the fire and they fetched rocks to make a trivet and there they set the bucket to boil.
  2. a stand, sometimes with short, stumpy feet, used to support hot dishes and protect a table; a hot coaster
  3. A weaver's knife. See trevat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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