pot holder


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Heavyweight and quilted for softness, this pot holder has plenty of booties to show off. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2022 Need a tablecloth or pot holder, placemats, napkins, hand or dish towels? Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 24 Oct. 2022 Here’s a pot holder for holding hot buns, literally. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2022 The oven mitts also come in a shorter 13.7-inch length and are sold in a set of four than includes two pot holder mitts. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 8 Sep. 2022 Using oven mitts or a pot holder, take the hot skillets out of the oven. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 3 Nov. 2021 Growing up, any holiday rolling around meant swapping out the normal dishtowels for more seasonal options, and these towels and pot holder from Elrene are perfect for the holiday swap. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2020 Fortunately, Mom loves it all, from attaching a photo on heavy paper to make a bookmark or painting a plain pot holder. oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2020 Take out a clean, dry dish towel to swipe away crumbs (and use as a pot holder). cleveland, 22 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

pot holder

: a small cloth pad used for handling hot cooking utensils
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