pot holder

noun

Definition of pot holder 

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

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Keep that area clear of dish rags, pot holders, pasta boxes, paper towels, food wrappers, wooden spoons, and anything else that might catch a flame. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Emergency Responders Share 9 of the Biggest Death Traps in Your Home," 14 July 2018 Dry wiping cloths were used as pot holders for cooking equipment. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Restaurant with no sneeze guard on salsa bar among this week's violations," 11 July 2018 Use a heatproof spatula or pot holders to carefully lift the bread out of the pot and place it on a wire rack. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "Making No-Knead Bread Is So Much Easier Than You Think—and You’ll Use It in Meals All Week Long," 23 May 2018 Holding the pan handle and plate with pot holders, flip the pan in one smooth motion. Caleb Barber, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Try this big, golden cake of rice with a little ham and cheese tucked inside," 16 Apr. 2018 Follow Apartment Therapy's lead and use these handy adhesive hooks to show off your colorful pot holders. Southern Living, "It's Pretty Much Impossible to Organize Your Kitchen Without This One Item," 13 Mar. 2018 Instead, hold the pan handle with a pot holder and gently swirl the pan. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Classic almond brittle with honey is a welcome treat on the Passover dessert table," 19 Mar. 2018 Beware of the ones without rubber handles; always use a pot holder as the heat conducts to the ceramic handholds. Maxine Builder, Slate Magazine, "The Best Cookware Sets," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of pot holder

1888, in the meaning defined above

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