triv·​et | \ˈtri-vət \

Definition of trivet 

1 : a usually metal or wooden stand often with short feet for use under a hot dish

2 : a three-legged stand : tripod

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Carefully eat straight out of the pot using your bandana as a trivet. Sunset, "6 Gourmet Backpacking Recipes for a Tasty Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 Many of her pieces were intricately carved hearts that could be used as soap dishes, trivets or small catchalls for jewelry. Ruth Sowby Rands,, "On the Town: College’s ceramics sale raises funds for equipment," 4 June 2018 Remove the skillet from the heat and set it on a trivet. Sheryl Julian,, "Recipe: Bake this Passover frittata with matzo, lox, eggs, onions, and ricotta," 19 Mar. 2018 Place 4 custard cups or mini canning jars on the trivet. Lisa Futterman,, "Instant Pot is only as good as the cook who uses it — here's how to be better," 7 Mar. 2018 Set the pan on a trivet in a cool place to firm up. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: Classic almond brittle with honey is a welcome treat on the Passover dessert table," 19 Mar. 2018 The inner pot, base, trivet, lid, silicone ring, pressure valve, condensation collector, and anti-block shield are the areas that can become problematic if skipped over. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Here's How to Make Sure You're Properly Cleaning Your Instant Pot," 15 Feb. 2018 Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple project: Assemple your corks into an ombre trivet! Jamie Wiebe, House Beautiful, "14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome," 4 Dec. 2014 Use embroidery thread to stitch ends of strip onto trivet, centering it and pulling it through holes three or four times until secure. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Tips for creating the perfect Thanksgiving table," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of trivet

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for trivet

Middle English trevet, from Old English trefet, probably modification of Late Latin triped-, tripes, from Latin, three-footed, from tri- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot

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The first known use of trivet was before the 12th century

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: a short metal stand used for holding a hot dish

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