potter's wheel

noun

Definition of potter's wheel

:a usually horizontal disk revolving on a vertical spindle and carrying the clay being shaped by a potter

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First Known Use of potter's wheel

1567


POTTER'S WHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

potter's wheel

noun

Definition of potter's wheel for English Language Learners

  • : a machine with a flat disk on which a potter shapes wet clay into pots as it spins


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