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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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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1567, in the meaning defined above

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potter's wheel

noun

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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