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

Recent Examples on the Web Since the silicone is heat-resistant up to 465°F, the dishwasher-safe jar opener tool can also play double-duty as a trivet or oven mitt. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 July 2021 Once the water has reached a rolling boil, place the bowl on the steaming rack or trivet. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2021 Included is a silicone non-slip mat to prevent your container from sliding—and which can be used as a trivet for baking. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 No need to buy matching planters for kitchen herbs and houseplants—just group neutral pots and add antique accents (like this vintage wood trivet) for an uncomplicated windowsill or countertop vignette. Chelsea Evers, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Apr. 2021 Flip the lid cover and use it as a trivet for the filter. Dzung Lewis, Bon Appétit, 23 Sep. 2020 Food thermometer, trivet and silicone pot included. Michael Pollick,, 19 Sep. 2020 Other additions included an extra sealing lid ring and a steam rack that can double as a trivet. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2020 Felt-trivet maker Graf Lantz is now making two styles of organic cotton face masks — one with ear loops and the other with over-the-head straps — in a variety of earthy tones. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 24 Aug. 2020

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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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“Trivet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trivet

: a short metal stand used for holding a hot dish

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