- Also paint·pot. a container, as a jar, pail, or bucket, for holding paint while it is being applied.
- Geology. a spring or pit filled with boiling colored mud.
Compare mud pot.
Origin of paint pot
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for paint pot
Not to give up his sweetheart for the sake of a paint-pot, I hope?The Tragic Muse
Their hands were constantly in the tar-bucket and paint-pot.The Three Midshipmen
He licked his dry lips, picked up the paint-pot, and threw it into the sea.The Angel of Terror
I had even to hide the little dabs of mud I took from a paint-pot.A Summer's Outing
Carter H. Harrison
Wilbur was below tinkering with his paint-pot about the cabin.Moran of the Lady Letty