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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table; A three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth.

Usage examples (34)
  • Depicted on the trivet is a painting of DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Pinkoski then sang
  • For me, a "trivet" has feet of some sort, raising the item above the level of the table.
  • On "trivet", its original use (according to the OED) was for a tripod used to raise pots above fires.
  • My Major Award - a pretty hand-painted cake trivet for more
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