crock·​ery | \ ˈkrä-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce crockery (audio) \

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a display of beautifully hand-painted crockery on the kitchen countertop
Recent Examples on the Web It was overrun by bandits just before Geralt cleared them out, but the village now maintains a healthy trade route for its magical urns and crockery. Shelly Tan, Washington Post, "Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games," 25 Feb. 2021 In the other room, Trisila Tirado of Hartford and her 13-year-old son, Marcus Ross, laid waste to boxes full of crockery and glassware. Susan Dunne,, "Get out your frustrations by smashing everything in sight at West Hartford’s new rage room, Smash Avenue," 3 Dec. 2020 In some cemeteries, the dead were honored with piles of old broken crockery or glassware, symbolizing the idea that things broken in this world are mended in the next. Kirk Johnson, New York Times, "A Counter to Confederate Monuments, Black Cemeteries Tell a Fuller Story of the South," 30 Sep. 2020 Images of these men on horseback or in classical profile began appearing on posters and handkerchiefs and even crockery, the pinup boys of the revolutionary age–virile and virtuous and handsome. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, "Can Democracy Handle Charisma?," 17 Aug. 2020 All of it has come crashing down, and now there are also more plates falling from the sky, like crockery-hail. S. Mitra Kalita, CNN, "Gen X women were already exhausted, then came a pandemic," 20 Apr. 2020 Jon Bannenberg liked to design the cutlery and crockery, flower vases, the light fittings and door handles. Peter Wilson, New York Times, "No One Needs a Superyacht, but They Keep Selling Them," 8 Oct. 2019 For more than five decades, Zagar has been installing mosaics—made of everything from mirrors and Mexican crockery to old wine bottles and ceramic baby dolls—that glint and catch the sun along South Philly’s side streets. Dina Litovsky, National Geographic, "Here’s why you’ll fall in love with Philadelphia," 14 Dec. 2019 Given the low-margin nature of so many of the products (batteries, crockery, paper clips), profit is significantly less than that. Washington Post, "Amazon May Have Invited Big Risk Without Much Reward," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of crockery

1715, in the meaning defined above

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“Crockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crockery

US : pots or jars made of baked clay used for cooking
chiefly British : plates, dishes, and cups used in dining


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