pot holder

noun

: a small cloth pad used for handling hot cooking utensils or containers

Examples of pot holder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s Great About It This oven mitt and pot holder set comes in a timeless chinoiserie pattern, and both items are machine washable. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 8 Jan. 2024 There was also a shell-resizing tool, a lead-melting pot and pot holder. Outdoor Life, 23 Nov. 2023 So, make sure to have a pot holder on hand at all times. Carly Totten, Southern Living, 10 July 2023 This set includes one oven mitt, one pot holder, and two mini mitts made from cotton and polyester materials. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Jan. 2023 This is the best oven mitt that also doubles as a pot holder. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Jan. 2023 Plus, the cotton blend mitts and pot holder are machine washable for easy cleanup. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Jan. 2023 Compliment their buns and help them out in the kitchen with this cute pot holder. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 30 Jan. 2023 Heavyweight and quilted for softness, this pot holder has plenty of booties to show off. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pot holder was in 1888

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“Pot holder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20holder. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pot holder

noun
: a small cloth pad used for handling hot cooking utensils
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