pothook

noun
pot·​hook | \ ˈpät-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce pothook (audio) \

Definition of pothook

1 : an S-shaped hook for hanging pots and kettles over an open fire
2 : a written character resembling a pothook

First Known Use of pothook

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pothook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pothook. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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