: a metallic pot used on a whaler or on shore to render whale oil from blubber

Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of try-pot was in 1795

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“Try-pot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/try-pot. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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