stock·​pot ˈstäk-ˌpät How to pronounce stockpot (audio)
: a pot in which soup stock is prepared
: an abundant supply : repository

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rinse the brisket, place it in a stockpot (or any large pot), and add water to cover. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2023 Boil the peanuts: Find a heatproof plate or pot lid that is just smaller than the diameter of your large stockpot and set it near your work area. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, melt butter in a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 30 Jan. 2023 Most sets will include a saucepan, fry pan, Dutch oven/stockpot, and saute pan. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Dec. 2022 In a large stockpot, boil the chicken legs and thighs and the broth over medium-high heat. Janelle Davis, CNN, 7 Feb. 2023 Instructions Put everything but oats in large stockpot. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 3 Feb. 2023 This 10-piece set includes that fry pan, sauté pans, a stockpot, and more. Wilder Davies, Bon Appétit, 12 Oct. 2022 In a stockpot, add enough water to cover the wings. Mabel Wong, Journal Sentinel, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stockpot was in 1835

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“Stockpot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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