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[kaw-fee-pot, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌpɒt, ˈkɒf i-/
a container, usually with a handle and a spout or lip, in which coffee is made or served, or both.
Origin of coffeepot
First recorded in 1695-1705; coffee + pot1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She sighed with satisfaction, looked wistfully at the coffeepot simmering, sniffed at the biscuits and sizzling ham.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • The coffeepot on the tray was silver; the cups, fine china; the napkins, linen.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • Leaving Ebenezer to put on the coffeepot and take up his duties as day nurse, Ellery walked off along the beach.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In his confusion he upset the coffeepot and spilled half its contents.

    The Shadow Passes Roy J. Snell
  • Miggles gazed at the coffeepot with an air of placid regret, which quickly melted into smiles.

    A Question of Marriage Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Scotty put down the coffeepot and mugs he was carrying and shook hands.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Remove from the fire and pour out a cupful of coffee, then pour back into the coffeepot.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • There was a coffeepot steaming on the table in the dining-room.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • Brit tilted his chair backward so that he could reach the coffeepot on the stove hearth.

    The Quirt B.M. Bower
  • A pack-animal carried our provisions, with a coffeepot and kettle, and three or four tin cups.

British Dictionary definitions for coffeepot


a pot in which coffee is brewed or served
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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