trivet

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triv·et

noun \ˈtri-vət\

: 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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