potter's wheel


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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Recent Examples on the Web Each of the individual parts of her sculptures is formed on the potter's wheel of stoneware clay and then is altered and assembled. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of potter's wheel

1567, in the meaning defined above

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“Potter's wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potter%27s%20wheel. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of potter's wheel

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

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