trivet

noun

triv·​et ˈtri-vət How to pronounce trivet (audio)
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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Word History

Etymology

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

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

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“Trivet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trivet. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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trivet

noun
triv·​et ˈtriv-ət How to pronounce trivet (audio)
1
: a three-legged stand : tripod
2
: an ornamental metal or ceramic plate used under a hot dish to protect the table

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