triv·​et | \ ˈtri-vət How to pronounce trivet (audio) \

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

Examples of trivet in a Sentence

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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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4 Oct 2020

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“Trivet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trivet

: a short metal stand used for holding a hot dish

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