trivet

noun triv·et \ ˈtri-vət \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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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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


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trivet

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Definition of trivet for English Language Learners

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


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