Simple Definition of trivet
: a short metal stand used for holding a hot dish
Full Definition of trivet
1 : a three-legged stand : tripod
2 : a usually metal stand with short feet for use under a hot dish
Origin of trivet
Middle English trevet, from Old English trefet, probably modification of Late Latin triped-, tripes, from Latin, three-footed, from tri- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: before 12th century
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