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trivet (plural trivets)
- a stand with three short legs, especially for cooking over a fire
- a stand, sometimes with short, stumpy feet, used to support hot dishes and protect a table; a hot coaster
- A weaver's knife. See trevat.
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stand with three short legs
stand to support hot dishes and protect the table