trivet

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noun triv·et \ˈtri-vət\

Definition of trivet

  1. 1 :  a usually metal stand with short feet for use under a hot dish

  2. 2 :  a three-legged stand :  tripod

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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trivet

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noun triv·et \ˈtri-vət\

Definition of trivet for English Language Learners

  • : a short metal stand used for holding a hot dish


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